Posted 20/08/2020

Kildare Arts Service

Promoting the Arts in Kildare

Kildare Arts Service aims to stimulate public interest, promote knowledge, appreciation and practice, and improve standards in the arts

Continue To Make Inroads

The Kildare County Council Arts Service has championed arts provision throughout the county since it was established in 1991. 

Through ifs initiatives the social, economic and cultural fabric of the county has been enriched. 

The Arts Service seeks to provide equitable access to quality arts practice for practitioners, participants and audience members. 

This applies to work in all disciplines and all contexts: volunlon, community, and professional. 

Defining The Arts

"Arts" means any creative or interpretative expression (whether traditional or contemporary) in whatever form, and includes, in particular, visual arts, theatre, literature, music, dance, opera, film, circus and architecture, and includes any medium when used for those purposes

Function of the County Arts Service

  • To formulate arts development policy for Kildare and to implement the arts development plan
  • To provide an advocacy, advice, information and support service for the arts
  • To promote and encourage the making of art participation in the arts and consumption of the arts
  • To devise implement manage monitor and evaluate on arts development programme in Kildare to include:
    • Continued professional development and training opportunities for artists and community organisations
    • Artists in context residency programmes
    • Commissioning new work including Per Cent for Art and other public art program mes
  • Promoting models of good practice and artistic excellence in County Kildare
  • Advising on and supporting the development of cultural capital projects
  • Managing grant aid and arts award opportunities

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