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Information & Advisory Service

The Arts Service actively facilitates interaction and communication between artists, arts organisations, audiences for the arts, the public, community groups and public bodies. The Arts Advisory Service is availed of by over 280 amateur groups, arts organisations and community groups who regularly seek advice about arts events and sources of funding for their projects and programmes.

The Office works with arts parctitioners in identifying alternative funding streams for projects, advising on application and providing opportunities for artists to avail of training and information sessions from time to time.   

A regular flow of information on the arts in Mayo is disseminated by the Arts Service through a variety of media and information channels, including local newspapers, regional magazines, local radio, special publications generated by the Arts Office, direct mailing and social media.   

The Arts office advises on Arts Acts Grants which are available to any community or group wishing to organise their own arts-based event or activity. These grants are administered through the County Secretary's Office.  For more information on the Arts Acts Grants please follow this link


Awards deadline 2018 announced 

Amateur Drama and Music Assistance Recording Awards and Tyrone Guthrie Residency now open for application for 2018. 

Deadline: 23rd October 2018 at 5pm. 

For more information and application forms go to: Funding Application Form

Mayo Arts Service: T:094 9064376 / 094 9064367, 

Awards deadline 2018 announced-read the full story.

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

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.


Phone: 094 90 47558 / 47471


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