Statement of Strategy 2011 – 2014 Dept Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht – The Economic Contribution of Arts and Culture | Centre for Creative Practices
Select Page

Statement of Strategy 2011 – 2014

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht – 2011


The aims, objectives and strategies in this Strategy Statement, while reflecting the difficult environmental context in which we all currently operate, set out an ambitious work programme for our Department’s over the period to 2014, including relevant objectives in the Programme for Government.

In summary, we will seek, over the lifetime of this Strategy Statement, to:

  • promote and support Ireland’s world-class artistic and cultural strengths, at home and abroad;
  • foster, promote, conserve and present our heritage and culture, including the Irish languageand the Gaeltacht; and
  • support the economic and social development of our offshore islands.

Goal 1: Arts, Culture, Music and Film

A significant challenge over the coming period will be to ensure the optimal use of the resources allocated for artistic, film and cultural endeavours and the preservation, conservation and display of the movable national heritage for present and future generations – directly through the Department’s programmes and indirectly through the agencies under its aegis, such as the Arts Council, the Irish Film Board and the National Cultural Institutions (NCIs). In advancing this agenda, priority will continue to be given to maximising the potential in the arts, cultural and creative industries to create growth and jobs.

Cultural tourism has an important role to play and contribution to make to Ireland’s economic recovery and the rebuilding of Ireland’s reputation on the international stage. A critical objective for the Department over the coming period will be to develop a policy framework for the promotion of Irish art abroad and to facilitate synergies between the arts and cultural sector and other sectoral areas, most notably in the area of tourism product development and cultural tourism.

Furthermore, arts, culture and audiovisual content play a crucial role in the deployment of the knowledge society, fuelling investments in broadband infrastructures and services, in digital technologies, as well as in new consumer electronics, communications devices, platforms and channels to market.

The Department will have an important role to play in leading the development and delivery of the Government’s commemoration programme to mark the centenaries of seminal events in the history of modern Ireland, North and South, during the decade 2012-2022. In this context, the Department will have regard to the commitment in the Programme for Government to “develop a cultural plan for future commemorative events such as the Centenary of the Easter Rising in 2016”.

Read the full document here>>


The Economic Contribution of Arts and Culture

The Economic Contribution of Arts and Culture – A CFCP Online Debate

All this week The Centre For Creative Practices are holding an online a discussion / debate about the economic contribution of arts and culture.

The week will include: webinars, blog posts, Twitter Feeds, group discussion and videos on how economic strategists, arts professionals, artists and arts organisations see this economic contribution. Is it sustainable? is it relevant or should we be concentrating of creativity and engagement more than economic contribution?

Get involved, use the hashtag #artseconomyire on Twitter or Facebook and lets get this discussion out there. It’s one we need to have and this is your chance to get involved.

Follow the debate online by clicking here >>


Platform 1 - Hints & Tips on Artistic Entrepreneurship

About Platform 1 from CFCP

As part of our artistic entrepreneurship programme we have introduced Platform 1, where each day we will post a snippet of information that we think might be of interest to you and to us.

Please feel free to comment, share, post your own suggestions or snippets as together we can build a repository of information that can benefit everyone on the journey.

Why Platform 1, well every journey has to start somewhere and every station has a platform 1, our departure point.

For more hints & tips see: