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Arts Office Information

The Arts Office supports County Wicklow-based artists and stimulates arts development in the county.

Welcome Wicklow County 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. A dynamic and varied programme of work has demonstrated the benefits and merits of arts practice and participation at local level and strengthened the place of the arts locally 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 that 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.

Alongside funding opportunities, the Arts Office offers advice and support to artists seeking to develop their arts practice and communities who wish to engage in arts projects.

Please email or call (0404) 20155 with any queries.


Wicklow County Arts Office Team 

Jenny Sherwin, Arts Officer

Jenny Sherwin is Wicklow County Council's Arts Officer and has over two decades experience in arts management, research, strategic development and community engagement. Jenny is also the Creative Ireland and Decade of Centenaries Coordinator for Wicklow County Council.  She is on the Board of Music Network and Mermaid Arts Centre and played a pivotal role in establishing Music Generation Wicklow. Her previous roles were in education and community arts in county Louth and Meath.  


Marlena Murphy, Arts Services Coordinator

Marlena Murphy is the Creative Communities Engagement Officer with Wicklow County Council’s Arts Office. Having worked in broadcasting in Ireland, Canada and Poland and organised international events over the past 2 decades. Marlena is a driven, socially engaged professional who utilises her experience in media, event management, research, budgeting knowledge and people skills to promote and enhance access to, engagement with, and enjoyment of Ireland’s culture and creativity. 


Wicklow County Arts Office,

Municipal District of Bray,

Civic Offices,

Main Street,


Co. Wicklow.


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