Dublin Castle day-long event on “Cultural, Well-being and the Creative Society” available via Facebook live stream

The Creative Ireland Forum – Culture, Well-being, and the Creative Society will take place in Dublin Castle, on Dec 13, aiming to showcase the best national and international thinking.

The purpose of this first Creative Ireland Forum is to demonstrate cross-government, intersecting actions and initiatives, one year on from the launch of the Creative Ireland Programme. 

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The Creative Ireland Forum Culture, Wellbeing and the Creative Society

Posted by CreativeIrl on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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 Creative Ireland logo.

The Creative Ireland logo.

The Creative Ireland Forum in Dublin Castle will begin with a keynote address by An Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Leo Varadkar as well as contributions from Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan and the European Union Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics who will officially launch the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in Ireland.

Read more about Creative Ireland's Programme on IrishCentral here

Guest speakers throughout the day include Richard Bruton, Minister for Education and Skills Simon Harris, Minister for Health and Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Professor Brian MacCraith, President Dublin City University Dr. Stephanie O’Keeffe, Director of Wellbeing, HSE, Shelley McNamara and Yvonne O’Reilly from Grafton Architects and Paul Young from Cartoon Saloon.

What is Creative Ireland?

Launched at the end of 2016, the Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022 is "an invitation to the entire country to get involved in something truly inspirational".

 Creative Ireland is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 – a five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the center of public policy, connecting the local, the national and the international. Aiming to facilitate an ecosystem of creativity, the Creative Ireland Programme is based on five pillars, including a focus on Ireland’s potential to be a global leader in film production, TV drama, documentary, children’s storytelling, and animation for the screen, as well as a unified international identity and communications program, based on Irish culture and creativity, to consolidate Ireland's global reputation.

The “Creative Ireland Forum – Culture, Well-being, and the Creative Society” will take place at St. Patrick’s Hall, in Dublin Castle, on Wednesday, Dec 13, from 8.45am. For more information visit www.creative.ireland.ie.