CREATE is an acronym for the proposed Centre for Recreation, Education, Arts, Technology and Engagement at Headford, Co Galway.


An exciting new opportunity has arisen to develop the Community Lands at Balrickard, Headford.
The CREATE Movement Headford are suggesting the development of a new facility to support the needs of the creative community of Headford and the wider county both now and for future generations. 

It is proposing that this new facility will be a multi-purpose space to facilitate a wide range of working, teaching and learning uses for the growing creative community in Headford which cannot be served adequately by current facilities in the area.
 
 
“Headford has a vibrant creative community and a growing number of young people participating in a wide range of creative pursuits from music to arts.  There are also significant numbers of people working within the creative industries who live in Headford but leave the area to rent offices, spaces, warehouses, workshops and rehearsal rooms elsewhere. We believe there is an opportunity and a need to make better provision for our creative community through a dedicated building and we want the people of Headford to have their say”.
Cllr Mary Hoade, Chairperson, CREATE Movement
 
This new facility will be designed to complement proposals to create a new park and gardens by Headford Community Garden and Headford Men’s Shed on the same site. 

The proposed new facility will also contribute to future development plans for Headford which would promote and encourage its cultural, tourism and economic potential.

Galway Rural Development has provided funding to the CREATE Movement through the LEADER Rural Regeneration Programme for a feasibility study for this project which is being undertaken independently by external consultants GM INNOVATIONS. 
 
CREATE Movement was set up in 2018 to enhance and develop the creative and artistic amenities of Headford and is made up of Eric Cunningham, Mairead Berrill, John McGrath, Sorcha Walsh and Councillor Mary Hoade. 

I imagine…  I inspire… We CREATE. Watch this space…




CREATE Movement CLG.


Directors: Eric Cunningham, Mairéad Berrill

Chairperson: Cllr. Mary Hoade

Secretary: John Mc Grath

Member: Sorcha Walsh


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