Tania Banotti is he Director of the Creative Ireland Programme, an initiative of the Government of Ireland to put creativity at the centre of public policy. The programme is led by the Department if Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and involves government departments, state and semi state agencies, NGOs, communities and individuals. The vision of the Creative Ireland Programme is of a country where creativity is at the heart of public policy; where everyone has the opportunity to realise their full creative potential; an Ireland where participation in cultural and creative opportunity promotes the wellbeing of the individual, the community and the nation at large. Through the Creative Ireland Programme, Ireland is now among the first countries in the world to prioritise creativity as vital to our personal and collective wellbeing and success.
Tania previously worked as CEO of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners of Ireland (IAPI) the professional body for creative and media agencies. Tania has a background managing creative organisations. She was the first Director of Theatre Forum, the representative body for theatre and the performing arts. She was one of the founders and then Secretary of the National Campaign for the Arts for three years. She was also Chief Executive of Screen Producers Ireland, the national association for TV, feature film and animation production companies. She also worked for the UN in the Gaza Strip, Palestine for a number of years.