Creative Ireland


Street artist Mr. Everybody (Shane O'Donovan) putting finishing touches to 'Birdie' during the Cork Community Artlink 2018 Rebel Streets Festival supported by Cork City Council and Creative Ireland. Photo Credit: Clare Keogh 2018

The Creative Ireland Programme is guided by a vision that every person in Ireland will have the opportunity to realise their full creative potential. It is a five year all-of-Government initiative, from 2017 to 2022, to place creativity at the centre of public policy. The vision is pursued through the Five-Pillars of the Creative Ireland Programme.


Photo Credit: Clare Keogh 2020

Cork City Cruinniú na nÓg


Everyone is invited to celebrate our culture and creativity and to take part in the virtual Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday 12th June 2021. In partnership with RTÉ and Local Authorities, the Creative Ireland Programme is urging children and young people to answer the call, to get creative at home and be ready to showcase their creative talents. Information on nationwide events can be found at

To find out how you can become a programme partner in the Cork City Crinniú na nÓg programme, go to our Programme Partners Page.

To view the Cruinniú na nÓg in Cork City 2021 programme, follow this link.


The Creative Ireland Programme

Under the Creative Ireland programme of Pillar 2, all local authorities are charged by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to set up culture teams made up of the cultural services in the Local Authority, and to devise a Culture and Creativity Strategy for the 5 years of the programme.

Cork City Council’s Culture Team Culture Team is made up representatives from Archaeology, Architecture, Archives, Arts, Community, Conservation, City of Learning, Heritage & Biodiversity, Social Inclusion, Irish Language, Library Services, Cork Public Museum, Parks & Recreation, Tourism and Enterprise. The team is headed by Adrienne Rodgers, Director of Community Culture & Placemaking, and the Coordinator is Michelle Carew, Cork City Arts Officer.

 You can read more about the Creative Ireland Initiative here.

You can read more about the Cork City Council's Strategy here.

You can read more about the Cork City Cruinniú na nÓg Programme  here.