The Government has launched a plan to boost growth in the digital creative industries.
The roadmap will focus on commercial design, digital games and content creation including advertising and commercial social media content.
The plan is designed to leverage the potential of the sectors for sustainable employment, export growth and regional development.
Implementation of the roadmap will initially focus on data collection, access to enterprise supports and market opportunities and developing the skills pool.
A Digital Creative Industries Forum will be established which will see industry representative groups working closely with the Government to help realise the potential of the sectors for the Irish economy.
The ‘Roadmap for the Digital Creative Industries’ was launched today by the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin, the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney and the Minister of State for Digital Transformation, Dara Calleary.
“The success of the Audiovisual Action Plan for the film sector is a model we are looking to emulate here,” Ms Martin said.
“My department will work in partnership with the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment to lead implementation, in which industry will be centrally involved through the Digital Creative Industries Forum.
“To enable the work of this Forum, I have committed to investing €410,000 in core funding to build representative capacity in the Institute of Designers in Ireland and Eirmersive to the end of 2024.”
Mr Coveney said the opportunities of the digital creative industries in Ireland are enormous.
“While the importance of the digital creative industries is already recognised in actions across enterprise and regional development policy, this roadmap will provide the strategic framework and collaborative approach needed to realise the potential of the targeted sectors to drive innovation, resilient growth and sustainable jobs in the future economy,” he said.