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Mayo County Arts Plan 2010 - 2016

Mayo County Arts Plan 2010 - 2016  

Mayo County Council's Arts Office is currently developing a new five-year strategic arts plan for the county, which will be produced later this year. We are actively seeking the views of those involved and interested in the arts within the county. This includes arts venues, festivals, artists, communities and people who use, or benefit from our service. If you are interested in contributing, you can write, email or phone the arts office. You can also use the questionnaire attached. Our current arts plan, a profile of the services we deliver and a full description of delivery in 2009 are available below.  If you would like to receive hard copies of these please let us know.  This is a difficult time for the arts and your interest and assistance will be greatly appreciated. Please send your contribution by Friday 8th October, 2010.

Arts Plan Briefing doc

Arts Plan Questionnaire

Mayo County Council Arts Service 09




Arts Profile (Document)

Mayo County Council Arts Profile
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Mayo Arts Plan 2003 - 2006 (Document)

Mayo County Council Arts Plan 2003 - 2006
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Arts Office Publications

‘The Green Bough’ Mayo County Council, 2012 (Publication of images and writing by older people in Co. Mayo)

‘Still Life in Green & Red’ Mayo County Council, 2012 (CD to accompany a public art LANDMARK Residency by Ian Wilson)

‘En Route’ Mayo County Council, 2010 (Catalogue & CDs to accompany a public art project by Aileen Lambert in Bekan, Ballindine & Tulrahan)

‘Pilgrimage’ Mayo County Council, 2010 (Catalogue to accompany a public art project by Tom Meskell in Aughower)

'Altered Images' IMMA, 2009  (Catalogue to accompany the 'Altered Images' touring exhibition, which was an initiative of Mayo County Council, South Tipperary County Council and IMMA)

'Following the Whitethorn' Mayo County Council, 2009  (A public Arts Project, recorded and produced by Michael Fortune, who compiled a collection of superstitious beliefs on video with people in Ballinrobe and the surrounding areas.)

'New Ground Lost Seeds' Mayo County Council in partnership with Dead Good Guides, 2009  (Documenting the work of Artists in Residence, John Fox & Sue Gill, during Bealtaine 2008)

‘Force 12 Writers Festival’ Mayo County Council, 2008 (Documenting 15th year of Force 12 Writers Festival in Belmullet in 2005)

'This time, this place' Mayo County Council, 2007 (A public art project, with photographs by Jim Vaughan and the people of Clare Island and a poem by Macdara Woods)

'Bread and Puppet Theatre Residency - Mayo County Council, 2007 (DVD documenting work of Artists in Residence, Bread and Puppet with Mayo Artsquad, during Bealtaine 2007)

'Present Tense - Words & Pictures' Mayo County Council, 2006 (Collection of poetry and photography by Mayo poets and photographers, edited by Macdara Woods & Jim Vaughan)

'Between Colours - Mayo County Council Artists' Mentoring & Networking Programme' Mayo County Council, 2006 (Description and Evaluation of the Artists' Mentoring and Networking Scheme)

'Creative Reverie - Meeting the Person as an Artist' Mayo County Council, 2002 (Documents the work of artist in residence, Deirdre Walsh in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Castlebar).

Chris Doris, '40 Days & 40 Nights', Mayo County Council, 2001 (Documents Chris Doris' residency on Croagh Patrick)

The below five publications were anthologies of creative writing from writers in Mayo, edited by the Writer-in-Residence at the time.

'The West and Beyond - Mayo 5' edited by Neil Donnell, Mayo County Council, 1998

'The Mayo Anthology 4' edited by Michael Gorman, Mayo County Council, 1994

'Force 10 in Mayo' edited by Dermot Healy, Mayo County Council, 1991

'The Mayo Anthology' edited by Richard Murphy, Mayo County Council, 1990

'New Writings from the West' edited by Val Mulkearns, Mayo County Council, 1988


All publications available on request from the Arts Office

The Arts Office

Mayo County Council
Áras an Chontae

Phone: 094)9024444 Arts Office: 7558, 7471 Public Art Coordinator: 7561 Disability Arts Coordinator: 7551
Open: Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
and 2:00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
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Selected Programmes:

I Could Read the Sky – April 2013

Bealtaine 2013

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2013


Manchán Magan

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2013 – June 2013


Culture Night 2013

Countywide programme of cultural events – 20th September 2013

Facebook: Mayo Culture Night

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