The creative and cultural sectors are increasingly recognised across the world as important drivers of wider economic and social innovation. They can act as catalysts of positive societal change – helping individuals and communities to overcome barriers to realising their potential. A diverse creative and cultural base spans across arts and creativity, museums, libraries, sport, inland waterways and inland fisheries, linguistic diversity and public records. Supported by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL), this constitutes a regional and cross-border creative infrastructure delivering social change through innovative programmes aimed at improving the economy and the environment; enhancing education, health and wellbeing; and promoting social inclusion across society.
Video examples of DCAL family supporting social innovation21/02/14
Showcasing the work of Arms Length Bodies having a positive impact on societal change