County Wexford Arts Strategy 2017 – 2022

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

Focus Groups
Date Time Topics Venue
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  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.