The Arts Office provides support for the professional, voluntary, community and amateur arts sectors in Westmeath and provides information and advice to the community on Arts related issues.
In November 2001 Westmeath County Council appointed Catherine Kelly as the first Arts Officer for the county. Since then, through a continued commitment to the arts, the County Council has expanded its support for and contribution to the ongoing development of the arts in County Westmeath. The County Arts Office aims to promote access, appreciation, awareness and enjoyment of the arts for all citizens of County Westmeath and also aims to stimulate interest in and to promote the knowledge and appreciation of the Arts throughout the County.
- Information & Advice on Arts related Issues
- Arts Programming/ Promotion of the Arts though the Midlands Arts & Culture Magazine
- Grant aid funding for artists & community groups
- Management of the Christy Kiernan Art Collection
- Policy Making and Planning
- Partnerships in arts related initiatives
- Networking opportunities for Artist and Arts Groups
- Implementation of the Per cent for Art Scheme.
Westmeath County Council,