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EACEA National Policies Platform


8. Creativity and Culture

Last update: 22 January 2021

LAST MODIFIED ON: 07/12/2020 - 18:32

There is a specific youth arts strategy in Northern Ireland. While the main responsibility for culture and creativity policy is held by the Department for Communities, responsibility for implementing the youth arts strategy lies with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, a non-departmental public body. The strategy sets out a range of partner organisations responsible for its implementation.

Provision for the support of young people's artistic and cultural activities has been vulnerable to recent general reductions in youth organisations' budgets. However a wide range of initiatives are funded by the Arts Council under the youth arts strategy.