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Creative Ireland launches Economic Action Fund for Creative Communities

Creative Ireland has launched the Creative Communities Economic Action Fun, which provides local authorities with resources to develop projects that seek to harness the potential of the creative industries to support local and regional economic development, according to a statement on


Creative Ireland has announced eight recipients of the new Creative Communities Economic Action Fund, according to the statement on, which says initiatives will include support for animation clusters, immersive game development, design industry, the development of skills in traditional typography, etc. and that the projects will draw on the creative and economic expertise of local authorities, local business offices and other partner organisations.

Local authorities that will see projects are Cork County Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Donegal County Council, Galway City Council, Leitrim County Council, Meath County Council, County Sligo and Waterford City and County Council, according to the statement posted on Gov. i.e.

Statement from the Minister for Tourism, Culture, the Arts, the Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

The statement posted on included a statement from Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin who said: “The creative economy has no single definition. It is an evolving concept that relies on the interaction between human creativity and intellectual property, knowledge and technology. It is essential that new creative economic activities are encouraged and supported. The Creative Communities Economic Action Fund is giving momentum to partnerships and new creative opportunities across the country.

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