Submissions are welcomed for the new draft Creative Waterford Strategy 2023-2027.

Waterford City and County Council are inviting you to give feedback on our Creative Waterford draft strategy and would like your submissions on what further actions can be taken under each priority.


The draft strategy has six priorities:


  1. People and Place. Daoine agus Áit
  2. Building in Creativity. Tógáil agus Foirgníocht sa Chruthaitheacht
  3. Supporting our Creative Sector. Ag tacú le hEarnáil na Cruthaitheachta
  4. Creative Wellbeing. Folláine Chruthaitheach
  5. Collaboration. Comhoibriú
  6. Climate and Biodiversity. Aeráid agus Bithéagsúlacht


The full strategy draft can be accessed, and submissions made online at the following link If you would prefer to send your submission by post please send a letter to Creative Waterford, Waterford Gallery of Art, 31 O’Connell Street, Waterford.


The Creative Waterford Creative Communities Programme is part of the National Creative Ireland Programme and is delivered by the Creativity and Culture Team of Waterford City and County Council. Creative Communities has provided Waterford with wonderful opportunities to deeply consider the value and strength of the innate creativity in our communities over the past five years from 2018-2022.


Almost 300 Creative Communities projects have been delivered in this timespan, including community-based activities via our annual Open Call and local authority organised projects. Through Creative Waterford funding, we have seen the impact of creativity in public policy in areas such as heritage, building conservation, archives, Irish language, literature, and community development through a variety of initiatives.


Waterford is a growing and connected county where we celebrate our cultural heritage, our diversity and our unspoilt natural landscape. We understand that our people are our strength and by working together we create tremendous bonds that bring about great outcomes.


The Creative Ireland Programme is an all-of-government initiative committed to enhancing access to, engagement with, and enjoyment of Ireland’s culture and creativity.  The vision of the Creative Ireland Programme 2023 – 2027 is to mainstream creativity in the life of the nation so that individually and collectively, in our personal lives and in our institutions, we can realise our full creative potential, thereby promoting individual, community and national wellbeing.


The Creative Ireland Programme will deliver through collaboration and partnership, promoting understanding and appreciation of the value of creativity in all its forms – whether through the arts, culture, heritage, or technology. 


Submissions will be accepted until Monday November 21st, 2022. Follow our Creative Waterford social media to keep up to date with our projects.

Image: Cruinniú na nÓg project with Sand Artist Seán Corcoran and students from Gaelscoil Phort Láirge on Kilmurrin Cove. Photographer Patrick Browne

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