County Wexford Arts Strategy 2017 – 2022
Wexford County Council has started to prepare a new Arts Strategy, led by County Arts Officer Liz Burns. This arts strategy will guide and direct the work of the Arts Office and the Council’s investment in the arts over the period 2017-2022. It will also be informed the ‘Creative Wexford’ Report ( 2015) and findings from consultation processes with the arts sector and municipal districts.
How Can I Contribute?
We are seeking the contribution of all those active in the arts in Wexford - artists, art venues, festivals, audiences, participants, or interested members of the public, for the preparation of this strategy. This consultation involves an online survey, arts sector focus groups, municipal district meetings and one to one meetings.
Take the Online Survey
The survey only takes a few minutes to complete. Please respond and complete this survey by Friday the 9th June 2017.
Arts Focus Groups
|Mon, 29th May||2.00-3.30pm||Arts Venues, Festivals, Events||Wexford Arts Centre|
|Wed, 31st May||12.00-1.30pm||Visual Art, Film, Media||Wexford Arts Centre|
|Wed, 31st May||7.00pm-8.30pm||Music, Theatre, Dance, Literature||County Hall, Carricklawn|
|Thurs, 1st June||2.00pm-3.30pm||Arts in Context,Youth Arts, Public Art, Collaborative Art, Arts & Disability, Arts & Education||County Hall, Carricklawn|
Please RSVP for attendance at arts sector focus groups to firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 053 9196369 by Friday 26th May 2017.
Meetings on the arts plan take place in the four municipal districts of Wexford, Gorey, New Ross and Enniscorthy with council members.
Framework for the Strategy
The Arts Strategy will be framed within the context of legislation under the Arts Act 2003 and national arts policy, as set out by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs as well as align itself with the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy Making Great Art Work 2015-2025. It will also be informed the ‘Creative Wexford’ Report ( 2015) and findings from the consultation processes above.