Creative Ireland Programme

Creative Ireland is a culture-based programme designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing. The core proposition is that participation in cultural activity drives personal and collective creativity, with significant implications for individual and societal wellbeing and achievement.

For more information please visit

Louth 2019 Creative Ireland Community Grant Fund

The Louth Creative Ireland Community Grant Fund will provide support to local and community event organisers in the research, planning and delivery of creative projects that have the capacity to develop into the future.

For details on the grant assistance available and the application process please visit Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday March 1st at 5pm.

For a list of Creative Ireland events taking place in Louth please visit

Creative Schools Initiative

Apply to be a Creative School

Creative Schools aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children's and young people's lives and this year 150 new schools will join the programme. Selected schools will receive a package of support in the 2019-2020 school year including an award of €2000 and a Creative Associate who will work with them to develop and begin implementing their own Creative School Plan. It is anticipated that successful schools will continue to receive a similar package of support in the 2020-2021 school year.

All Department of Education and Skills primary and post-primary schools, special schools and Youthreach centres across the state are eligible to apply.

Opportunities for schools to apply open on 19 February and close on 21 March 2019. Schools are encouraged to get on line and register today.

Step 1: Get online, read the guidelines and find out more.

Step 2: Register your school as an organisation/group with the Arts Council’s Online Services.

Step 3: Apply online between 19 February and 21 March 2019.