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Sunday 25 June 2017

Enright meets Arts Minister to discuss new five year project

Minister Heather Humphreys and CEO of Wexford County Council Tom Enright
Minister Heather Humphreys and CEO of Wexford County Council Tom Enright

Esther Hayden

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, met with Wexford Chief Executive Tom Enright last week to discuss the roll out of Creative Ireland Programme in Wexford.

Creative Ireland is a five-year all-of-government initiative which aims to improve access to cultural and creative activity in every county across the country. In preparation, Minister Humphreys met with Mr Enright last week.

Creative Ireland will prioritise children's access to art, music, drama and coding; enhance the provision of culture and creativity in every community; further develop Ireland as a global hub for film and TV production; empower and support our artists and drive investment in our cultural institutions; further enhance our global reputation abroad. From 2018, an annual County of Culture will also be held each year.

Speaking after the meeting Minister Humphreys said: 'I met with Tom Enright to discuss how we will maximise the impact of the programme in Wexford.

'I have asked him to establish a Culture Team bringing together relevant personnel to develop a Culture and Creativity Plan for Wexford to drive public participation in creative cultural activity in Wexford.

'I have also asked the national Creative Ireland team to conduct workshops around the country . I view these workshops as a two-way learning process from which best practice can emerge.'

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