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Creative Ireland Launches Creative Communities Economic Action Fund

By Dave Simpson

Creative Ireland has launched the Creative Communities Economic Action Fun, which provides local authorities with resources to develop  projects that seek to leverage the potential of the creative industries in supporting local and regional economic development, according to a statement published on Gov.ie.

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Creative Ireland has announces eight recipients of the new Creative Communities Economic Action Fund, according to the statement published on Gov.ie, which said that initiatives will include support for animation clusters, immersive games development, design industry, traditional typography skills development and more, and that projects will build on the creative and economic expertise of local authorities, local enterprise 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, Sligo County Council, and Waterford City and County Council, according to the statement published on Gov.ie.

Statement By Minister For Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

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The statement published on Gov.ie included a statement from Minister For Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin that said, "The creative economy has no single definition. It is an evolving concept which builds on the interplay between human creativity and intellectual property, knowledge and technology. It is essential that new creative economic activities are nurtured and supported. The Creative Communities Economic Action Fund provides an impetus for partnerships and new creative opportunities throughout the country."

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