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What is Creativity NI?

Creativity is the ability to generate new and novel ideas. It often involves connecting things not previously or sufficiently connected – such as knowledge, people and organisations from different backgrounds and disciplines. This can lead to innovation, which is the successful application of new ideas and approaches to complex economic and social challenges here and elsewhere.

Creativity NI aims to stimulate creative connections by showcasing the work of creative and innovative organisations across the north of Ireland. It particularly highlights the transformative power of the creative industries and cultural sectors. These areas are increasingly recognised across the world as drivers of wider business and social innovation. They can act as catalysts and enablers of a more collaborative region which embraces creativity and innovation at all levels of society.

Creativity as a Catalyst
What is Creativity?


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Seamus Heaney’s Five Fables

New iPad app makes an interactive experience of the late Nobel laureate's sparkling translations


Iglu Media

Belfast-based production house show promise of a bright future in interactive media development

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Cathy Martin: Belfast Fashion Week

Founder of the decade-old event recalls beginning her career and helping creative entrepreneurs in design, hair and make-up

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Creative Village Arts, Derry~Londonderry

Dominic Kearney on the artistic residents strengthening the pulse of the North West's own mini Cathedral Quarter

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Lee Austin: Interior Designer

The Belfast born self starter explains the approach to his day to day practice

"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."

Maya Angelou