Mission / Aims
The principles of access and participation are central to the ethos of Mayo County Council Arts Office Service , as reflected in the annual arts programme which offers people of all ages and abilities opportunities to explore their creativity. Mayo County Council Arts Office Service has a long history of working in health contexts. The local authority has had an arts officer since 1989 and through a number of innovative projects initiated by the office, the work in healthcare contexts in Mayo has developed considerably and forms the basis for best practice in the area. Mayo Arts Service provides financial support for the arts materials required to run the arts programme in St. Colman’s CNU (Achill), Sacred Heart Hospital (Castlebar) and St. Augustine’s CNU (Ballina).