Actively Creative Citizens

Local Policymakers, Schools

Omagh Men's Shed - Courtesy Northern Ireland Executive (Flickr)
Omagh Men’s Shed – Courtesy Northern Ireland Executive (Flickr)

The concept of actively creative citizens sees art as an element in people’s everyday lives rather than something to be produced and consumed within defined and limited spaces. Spaces for creative expression would be made available and supported as an essential element of all communities. These spaces could include: open mic nights, open music sessions, local exhibitions, amateur dramatics, candlelit storytelling nights and Men’s Sheds.

A DIY culture would be encouraged with subsidised local classes in activities such as carpentry, dressmaking, knitting, metalworking, leather working, etc.
Blue Teapot Theatre Company, Munster Avenue, Galway

Western Writers’ Centre – Ionad Scríbhneoirí Chaitlín Maude, Galway
Galway Art Club
Moth and Butterfly – A Night of Storytelling and Improvisation, Galway
ALâ Participatory Theatre, 83 Castle Park, Ballybane, Galway
Amateur Drama Council of Ireland
Irish Men’s Sheds Association