Peace IV Cross-Cultural Strategic Initiative - CultureFuse - Evaluation Report

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The development of CultureFuse as an initiative has capitalised on previous relationships and efforts between a number of key stakeholders involved in community development. Droichead is a community based project that developed in 2012 when Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin was the lead partner in delivering Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013. The strategic objective adopted by the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Executive Committee in May 2102 was to make the 2013 Fleadh “ inclusive of the entire community in the city”. This was achieved successfully and sparked a relationship with the Londonderry Bands Forum (LBF) that grew into a formal working relationship with the North West Cultural Partnership that includes the LBF. In 2017 this partnership of organisations, successfully tendered to deliver a Cross Cultural Strategic Initiative funded by SEUPB PEACE IV called CultureFuse.

The aim of CultureFuse was to make a significant contribution to creating and shaping a shared society where good relations become more embedded, communities are more inclusive and connected, and cultures and traditions are more respected. The programme was intended to build upon existing successful working relationships with different, and new, cultural sectors within Northern Ireland and across the border region. A key outcome of this project was to ensure sustainability of working relationships whilst also building in the cross-border dimension. The programme sought to develop dialogue, shared space and programming between the Irish, Ulster-Scots and Marching Bands identities across the Derry City and Strabane District Council area and immediate North-West border area, and contributes to the consolidation of current work which partner groups deliver on an individual basis.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyAn Gaelaras
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 5 Nov 2019


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