Creativity for change in Causeway Coast

Building community resilience to resolve conflict and set up a prosperous economy through Bushmills Creative Hub

Where we are

On the Northern Coast of Northern Ireland, you can find an area of magnificent beauty: The Causeway Coast. This stunning 30 km coastline stretches from the mouth of the Foyle (in the West) all the way to the Glendun River (in the East).

Territory

The village of Bushmills, Replicator’s focal point, is located in the Causeway Coast & Glens (CC&G) Borough Council, only two kilometres from the UNESCO World Heritage site at the Giant’s Causeway. The surrounding rural area still endures the consequences of the “Troubles” legacy, which resulted in unemployment, low levels of educational achievement, lack of opportunity, marginalisation and ongoing conflicts. As an outcome, the community has been held back and people’s hope and morale suffered a tremendous impact.

Rural Heritage

With the support of RURITAGE, the Causeway Enterprise plans to develop a ‘Creative Hub’ that will provide an inspirational, neutral space to engage the community, delivering social inclusion programmes focusing on Arts & Festivals and Artisan Food, building on the unique Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Causeway Coast. Raising people’s aspirations regarding opportunities and possible futures by using the cultural and natural heritage – art, food, tourism and creativity – would provide the community with the ideas and creative skills needed to promote change and economic growth.