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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.

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Carving Out a Music Industry Career in Northern Ireland

'It's a good time to be involved' says Keith Millar, whose willingness to make connections has led to an array of exciting roles

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Eight Northern Ireland Artists to Watch in 2018

From crafts and cutting edge writing to jaw-dropping circus skills and savvy style, this talented bunch have huge things ahead

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How Archaeologist Emma Thorpe Unearthed a Career in Crafts

The Portstewart-based artist charts her journey from digging up the Bronze Age to making it as a silversmith

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

Maya Angelou