Creative Ireland (discussed further in Chapter 8.3) is a five-year Programme, from 2017-2022. It is a cross-government wellbeing strategy to place culture and creativity at the centre of citizen’s lives. Its vision is that every person in Ireland should have the opportunity to realise their full creative potential. The Programme is built around key themes which include Creative Youth.
Culture 2025 A National Cultural Policy Framework to 2025 (Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 2020) is a policy framework that defines the scope and sets the direction of Government policy for the whole cultural sector. Culture 2025 is Ireland’s first national cultural policy. Creative Youth - A Plan to Enable the Creative Potential of Every Child and Young Person (Government of Ireland, 2017) (discussed further in Chapter 8.3) sets out how Creative Ireland will meet the overall Programme objectives for children and young people.