The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has published a Discussion Document and launched a consultation process which will inform the development of ‘Culture 2025', a national policy which will set high level aims for the arts and culture sector over the next decade.
This discussion paper aims to set the narrative for the formation of Culture 2025. The aim is to have a national discourse on the role of culture in modern multicultural Ireland and what should be done to foster and develop it. This consultation process will inform and underpin the first ever National Cultural Policy - Culture 2025 - which will clearly articulate the important role of culture in our country and which will set out a road map for what we want to achieve in the cultural sector for the next 10 years leading up to 2025.
A series of regional meetings will be held over the next two months to facilitate debate and discussion amongst stakeholders and interested parties in the arts and cultural sector. Minister Humphreys also intends to hold a one day symposium in Dublin Castle in early October, to close the consultation process. It is envisaged the final policy will be published in early 2016.
Submissions will be accepted until September 30th 2015.
Click here for the full text of the discussion document.