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First Creative Ireland Forum Sets Sights to the Future - December 13th
13 Dec 2017 : Nathan Griffin
The first Creative Ireland Forum will take place in Dublin Catle this morning bringing together a comprehensive programme of contributors including An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, Cartoon Saloon co-founder and Oscar-nominee Paul Young and Cork-based designer Joseph Walsh, the conference aims to illustrate the importance of an all-of-government approach to Ireland’s creativity and wellbeing.

At a time when innovation and imagination are becoming increasingly valuable cultural currency, this conference will focus on and stimulate discussion around the policy choices being made to ensure everyone’s creative potential is fully realised.

The 2017 Forum will focus on three broad policy areas:

- The role of creativity and culture in health and well-being

- The critical importance of cultural and creative education

- The contribution of arts, culture and the creative industries

The conference will be officially opened by Minister Madigan and will feature a keynote address by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D., who has outlined the importance of an integrated approach to the Creative Ireland Programme in ensuring lifelong creativity for all Irish citizens.

Mr. Varadkar has said:

“A crucially important feature of the Creative Ireland Programme is that it isn’t just a think tank, or a policy implementation vehicle. In fact it is all of those things – not on its own but in partnerships. It brings academics, artists, community activists, teachers, civil servants, policy makers, politicians and creators of ideas and things together in a broad collaborative effort to shape a better future for all of us. I expect that the Creative Ireland Forum 2017 will be the first of many such events.”

Session 1 of the forum will focus on creativity’s vital role in education, followed by Session 2, which will explore how fostering creativity in culture contributes to the health and wellbeing of both the individual in society and society at large.

Speaking on this topic, Minister Madigan said:

 

“Healthy Ireland, the Government’s long-term health strategy, recognises that health is socially produced and that all sectors of society have a role to play in promoting health and wellbeing.

There is now a substantial body of Irish and international evidence showing how the arts – and indeed all forms of creative and cultural activity – contribute to health and wellbeing, and counter the negative effects of social disadvantage.”

 

The day’s final session will take a look at the compelling links between the arts, culture and creative industries like film, television and animation, design, theatre and more.

 

All sessions will be followed by a Q&A before the day is concluded by Minister Madigan.

 

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the programme. 




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