This is the summary posted by Alec Taylor, a client of mine, on Your Country, Your Call. There are many ideas submitted around this area and a number that deserve consideration. Will be really interesting to see which 20 out of the 9,000 odd submissions are shortlisted.
THE CREATIVE ISLAND
Ireland’s creative talent has achieved greater visibility in the world than most other countries. In Literature, Music, and the Arts especially. We have a reputation to be proud of. Less so, in products and services.
Hidden Below the Surface
Most of our creative talent is never used. It lies hidden below the surface. This is true of individuals, companies, organisations, and communities. Raising it is not that difficult if we are given an opportunity, given a nudge.
Releasing our Creative Potential
There is now, as never before, an urgent need to take greater advantage of Ireland’s creative potential, to create jobs with it, to speed up our economic recovery with it, to build confidence in communities with it, to export it in the form of products and services. To become the world’s ‘Creative Island’.
Creativity Centres as Catalysts
There is a way to do it. An initiative to be started, a strategy to be implemented. Based on the fact that we are all multi-talented, and waiting for the chance to discover these talents, express them, and apply them.
We need Creativity Centres throughout the island of Ireland.
Link to his submission here.