PfG - Creative Industries Support
The Northern Ireland Executive has published its draft Programme for Government 2011-2015. One of the key commitments is to support 200 new projects through the Creative Industries Innovation Fund.
The plan makes provision for the Creative Industries Fund, administered by DCAL, to support 100 projects overall in financial year 2012/13 and thereafter increasing by 50 projects per year until 2015. The plan also includes tourism targets to increase visitor numbers to 3.6 million, and tourist revenue by £625 million by 2013.
The overall aim of the draft plan ‘Building a Better Future’ is to lay the groundwork for economic and social recovery. It is currently available for consultation at http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/index/work-of-the-executive/pfg.htm
The consultation deadline is 22 February 2012.