Film and tv Production, Creative Industries, Galway, Creativity in the Periphery.
In this paper we trace the co-evolution of a set of industries and supporting institutions in the Film and television (TV) industry in one of Europes most peripheral regions. It is a comprehensive overview of the key stages of development, from inception to sustainability with key roles enacted by a diverse set of actors, from community activists to the current Irish President. This work contributes to the growing literature that is focussing attention on the growth of creative economy activity beyond the city. We pay particular attention to the role played by firms, institutions and geography and their co-evolution towards a cluster of cultural activity in Galway, Ireland.