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.
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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.
Síle Stewart, Arts Services Coordinator
Síle Stewart is serving as the Arts Service Coordinator with Wicklow County Council’s Arts Office and plays a key role in driving artist support services, public engagement, and community development. Prior to her current role with Wicklow County Council, Síle was engaged as Event Manager at Arts & Disability Ireland and as General Manager and Interim Executive Director at the Irish Architecture Foundation.
Monika Sapielak, Arts Services Coordinator
Monika Sapielak is the Creative Places Baltinglass Arts Service Coordinator with Wicklow County Council’s Arts Office. An award-winning Artistic Director, Curator, Project Manager, Producer and Mentor with 25 years’ of experience in the Arts, Monika’s practice is dedicated to developing and presenting artistic programmes that are inclusive and socially engaged.
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.
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