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Minister For Tourism Launches Culture Ireland's New Strategy 2022-2025

By Dave Simpson
Minister For Tourism Launches Culture Ireland's New Strategy 2022-2025

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin has launched Culture Ireland's new Strategy 2022 -2025, according to a statement published on


Culture Ireland's new strategy 2022-2025 is focussed on the promotion of Irish arts worldwide and takes into account recent global changes and the heightened importance of global cultural connections, according to the statement published on, which also said that the operational goals of Culture Ireland's new strategy include fostering partnerships and putting equality, diversity and inclusivity and environmental sustainability at the centre of its decisions making process, and that initial implementation actions will focus on these goals and enhanced support for online presentations and other new means of reaching international audiences.

Statement By Minister Martin

The statement published on included a statement by Minister Martin, in which she said, "Culture Ireland's new strategy reflects the important role Culture Ireland plays in to the delivery of the government's aims under Global Ireland 2025 to increase Ireland’s impact worldwide. The period of the pandemic shook many of our norms and especially rocked plans for international engagement by artists. Culture Ireland rapidly adapted to support artists to present virtually and its new strategy allows for regular review to ensure that it responsive to changing circumstances."

Additional Details

According to the statement published on, Culture Ireland's new strategy was developed following open public consultation with interested parties to ensure that Culture Ireland is able to provide the Irish arts sector with the resources necessary to support the international careers of Irish artists and build audiences worldwide.

The statement published on also said that the Culture Ireland strategy launch was held in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) to coincide with a visit by Minister Martin to the studio of Irish artist Niamh O'Malley, who will represent Ireland at the 59th Venice Art Biennale.


Additional Statement By Minister Martin

The statement published on included a second statement from Minister Martin, in which she said, "I congratulate Niamh on her selection to represent Ireland and wish her well at the Biennale which I note, for the first time in its 127-year history, has a majority of women and gender non-conforming artists exhibiting I know Niamh will do Ireland proud and her work reflects the Culture Ireland stated vision that contemporary Irish arts are unique and treasured and deserving of a worldwide audience."

Further Information

The statement published on added that Culture Ireland's strategy is available at

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