Creative Coast Donegal has been awarded funding under a new government Creative Communities Economic Action Fund.
The fund was launched by Creative Ireland to give local authorities resources to develop innovative projects that support local and regional economic development.
Within Donegal County Council, Creative Coast will be supported to explore and identify an appropriate cluster model to position the creative sector in all future development in Donegal. Partners in this project also include Donegal Film Office, Donegal Local Enterprise Office and the Atlantic Technological University.
Commenting on the announcement, Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media 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”.