Arts Office

Wicklow County Arts Office was established as a core service of Wicklow Local Authorities in 1997, to stimulate arts practice in the county and to support artist development.

Much has been achieved in the county since the establishment of the Arts Office to reinforce locally the benefits and the merits of arts practice and participation. We have now a good framework of belief in the value of the arts in the development of healthy and creative communities.

The Arts Office has a core programme of residencies, educational projects, artist supports and youth arts events which are funded by both Wicklow County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland. The Arts Office also develops the arts policy and strategy for the county in consultation with local stakeholders and bodies such as the Arts Council of Ireland and national arts resource organisations.

Wicklow County Arts Office Funding and Grants Programme is generally advertised in January each year with a closing date in February. 

Decisions are then made by Wicklow County Arts Office during February and applicants are notified of the Arts Office decision shortly thereafter.

In addition the Arts Office offers advice and support to those artists seeking to develop their arts practice and to communities who wish to engage in arts projects. You may contact the Office with your enquiries to wao@wicklowcoco.ie. We are not always available to take your call but if you email or leave a message on 0404 20155 we are happy to get back to you as soon as possible.

Jenny Sherwin - Arts Officer
The Arts Office,
Municipal District of Bray,
Civic Offices,
Main Street,
Bray,
Co. Wicklow

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