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About Mayo Arts Office

The county arts service is based on the principles of quality, access, inclusion and long-term value, so that the arts and associated areas are not separate, elitist activities for the educated and experienced, but enjoyable, accessible and challenging events for all to experience. Therefore, access to the arts should be possible for all of us whether we choose to actively engage or not.

Public support for the arts is a recognition of the contribution that the arts make to society and of the wider benefits that engagement with the arts can confer; self-expression, personal development, and strengthening a sense of identity at both individual and community levels.

In 1989, Mayo County Council employed the first Arts Officer for the county. Since then, through a continued commitment to the arts, the County Council has expanded its support for and contribution to the on-going development of the arts in Mayo.

The Mayo County Council Arts Service is a functional unit within the County Council structure. Through the Arts Service, support is provided to artists, writers, musicians, dramatists, dancers, community arts workers and arts organisations working in Mayo. The Arts Service responds to identified needs of those who make and present art, together with those who are involved in the numerous other capacities within the arts sector.

 

The Arts Office

Mayo County Council
Áras an Chontae
Castlebar
Mayo
F23 WF90
Phone: (094)9024444 Arts Office: 7558, 7471 Public Art Coordinator: 7561 Disability Arts Coordinator: 7551
Email: mayoarts@mayococo.ie
Open: Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
and 2:00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
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Arts Plan:

Mayo County Council Arts Plan 2018 - 2022

Mayo County Council Arts Office is currently developing a new five-year strategic arts plan for the county, which will be produced early next year.

We are actively seeking the views of those involved and interested in the arts, at all levels, within the county. This includes arts venues, festivals, artists, communities and people who use, or who benefit from our service.

We would welcome your contribution. Please complete our Arts Plan questionnaire, link below. (Alternatively you can write, email or phone the arts office. Or you can request a word document of the questionnaire)

Our current arts plan can be viewed here Mayo County Council Strategic Arts Plan 2011-2016

A profile of the services we deliver is available on the website here

Please send your contribution by Friday 24th of November 2017

Arts Plan Questionnaire

Thank you for your time and interest.

We also have a  questionnaire specifically for young people: Young People Questionnaire

 

Contact Details: Arts Office, Mayo County Council, Áras an Contae, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

Email: mayoarts@mayococo.ie

Phone: 094 90 47558 / 47471

 

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