About us

The Creative Heartlands project was established across Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon in 2019 to strengthen economic growth and sustain existing enterprises in the creative sector. The project is managed by the Leitrim Design House in partnership with Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon County Councils. In 2020 funding was received from Enterprise Ireland, under the Regional Enterprise Development Fund.

This 3-year project was developed by the Arts Offices and Local Enterprise Offices to focus on growing and sustaining existing enterprises in the film sector and in the design and digital fabrication sector. The project aims to build on the existing structures and infrastructure in the region to sustain and grow the creative sector across the three counties.

Creative Heartlands Project Committee

The project is managed by a committee with representatives from each of the three counties. The committee meets regularly to decide programme of work and discuss new initiatives.

The members of the committee are:

  • Stuart Lawn, Creative Heartlands Design Project Manager
  • Johnny Gogan, Creative Heartlands Film Project Manager
  • Rebecca Farrell Economic Regeneration Office, Leitrim County Council
  • Philip Delamere, Arts Officer, Leitrim County Council
  • Rhona McGrath, Arts Officer, Roscommon County Council
  • Mary McDonagh, Arts Officer, Sligo County Council
  • Emma Cunningham, Manager, Leitrim Design House
  • Joe Lowe, Head of Enterprise Leitrim
  • Geraldine Reynolds, Senior Enterprise Development Officer, Leitrim Local Enterprise Office
  • Jeremy Cullen, Local Enterprise Executive, Roscommon Local Enterprise Office
  • Stephen Walshe, Business Adviser, Sligo Local Enterprise Office


Contact Us:

We are always looking to grow our network and support practitioners in the region. Please get in touch with one of our project managers to find out more about the work we are undertaking or if you have a query.

Design Project Manager

Stuart Lawn

Email: stu@fablabmh.org  

Phone: 087 628 6808

Film Project Manager

Johnny Gogan

Email: creativeheartlandsfilm@gmail.com

Phone: 086 083 8792

Creative Heartlands Project Manager

Rebecca Farrell

Email: rfarrell@leitrimcoco.ie

Phone: 086 059 8753


Under the Creative Heartlands Project a film project manager has been appointed and investment has been made in world class shooting and editing equipment. This equipment is available for use by practitioners throughout the region. Its function is to promote and develop the region’s screen productions (encompassing all media output including Film, Television, Animation, Educational, Commercial etc).

There are three edit suites available, one each in The Glens Centre Manorhamilton, Sligo Northside Community Centre and King House, Boyle. Shooting equipment is also available to rent from the Glens Centre.

For a full list of equipment available please click here

For information and queries please contact Johnny Gogan

Email: creativeheartlandsfilm@gmail.com

Phone: 086 083 8792