Creative Ireland

The Government’s new culture plan aims to place “culture at the centre of our lives, for the betterment of our people and for the strengthening of our society”. The first item on the agenda is the drafting of a plan to enable every child to access tuition in music, drama, art and coding. Other commitments include supports for self-employed artists and an investment programme for cultural and heritage infrastructure. This welcome development has the potential to address Galway’s need for enhanced services and facilities for music education and performance.