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Wexford County Council

Mission / Aims

Wexford County Council’s Arts Department aims to improve the quality of life for the citizens of County Wexford, building vibrant healthy communities, by enabling people to engage in high quality arts experiences and by stimulating and supporting standards of excellence among artists in their practice. With reference to arts and health it will:

  • Empower artists, arts organisations and communities to contribute to the artistic fibre of County Wexford and beyond.
  • Provide opportunities for people to engage in high quality arts experiences.
  • Stimulate and support standards of excellence by promoting models of best practice and providing quality professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Develop partnerships, policies and programmes working strategically with individuals, groups and organisations from the voluntary, amateur and professional sectors.
  • Support the making and presenting of work by artists.
  • Implement programme structures through which professional artists can be paid as professionals to work in a health context facilitating creative expression.

Areas of activities

A broad range of support services have underpinned the arts and health work of Wexford County Council Arts Department including advice, consultation, information dissemination, facilitation and funding. This includes:

  • The inclusive, participatory arts programme, Arts Ability, for people who experience mental health problems and/or intellectual, physical or sensory disabilities.
  • The Artist in the Community Scheme which funds groups, including those in a health context, to engage a professional artist.
  • Professional development opportunities and mentoring for artists interested in pursuing a profession in arts and health via the Artlinks Clinic Mentoring Programme (www.artlinks.ie).

Artform(s)

Dance, Drama, Film, Literature, Multidisciplinary, Music, Theatre, Visual Art

Contact

Philip Knight
Arts Officer

Address

Wexford County Council
Carricklawn
Wexford

Telephone

053 9196369

Email

arts@wexfordcoco.ie

Web Address

www.wexford.ie/wex/Departments/Arts/


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