Creative Centenaries wins DCAL Innovation award

Creative Centenaries was awarded the Innovation award at the 2015 DCAL Learning and Innovation Awards held in the Playhouse yesterday.

The award recognised the impact that the Creative Centenaries project has made to date, including forward thinking approaches to engage with new audiences around events within the Decade.

The project's innovative approaches to education, including its 1916 inspired comic books, 3D animations, interactive iBooks and more were all commended, as was its outreach programme which worked with over 500 young people last year to deliver training and skills development to young people around the Decade of Centenaries. 

Pearse Moore, Chief Executive of the Nerve Centre, said: 'To be recognised with these awards is a credit to the hard work and dedication of Nerve Centre staff and our many partner organisations. 

'With the support of DCAL and NI Screen, the Nerve Centre has been able to deliver exciting programmes across Northern Ireland, which are having a positive impact on good relations and equipping our young people with skills fit for a 21st century workforce.'

DCAL Minister Carál Ní Chuilín said: 'The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure remains committed to proactively changing the patterns of social disadvantage that have existed historically. Together we need to do something very different and take new approaches to overcome systemic barriers to promote equality of opportunity.

'Today recognises the impact of our work, the effects of which are felt daily within our communities. It is always good to recognise these achievements and that is what today is all about.'