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Invitation to Artists to Tender for Arts Ability Arts Programme, 2020-2022

Posted: 21 October, 2019

Wexford County Council invites tenders from suitable, qualified artists in visual arts and creative writing to deliver the Arts Ability Programme from 2020-2022.

The positions include:

· 4 x Lead Artists (approx 8 – 10 hrs per week x 35 weeks per annum)

· 4 x Assistant Artists (approx 5 hrs per week x 12 weeks per annum)

Arts Ability is an inclusive, participatory arts programme which celebrates the artistic and creative imagination of people who experience mental health and/or intellectual, physical or sensory disabilities. Running since 2003, Arts Ability is an exemplar programme led by the Arts Office of Wexford County Council in partnership with the HSE, Wexford Mental Health Association and the partner venues.

Inbuilt into the Arts Ability Programme will be mentoring and other professional development opportunities for the artists.

To learn more about this programme and how to complete an etender, Wexford Arts Office is hosting a free information session with input from Arts Officer Liz Burns and eTender specialist Ross Mc Carthy.

Venue: Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford. Block A Ground floor meeting room.

Date: Thursday 14th November 2019, 10am – 12 noon.

Booking is essential. To secure a place, please rsvp before 8th November to arts@wexfordcoco.ie.

Full details on the Tender for Arts Ability and application form are available to download from www.etenders.gov.ie.

Please note artists interested in applying must register with eTenders and apply via their website for the Arts Ability programme. Applications cannot not be accepted via the Arts Office.


Closing date for applications Wednesday, 20th November 2019.

The Art Ability programm, running since 2003, is a key priority in Wexford County Council’s Art Plan Advancing the Arts, to support and promote the development of socially inclusive, sustainable communities and ensure that all citizens enjoy optimal health and well-being.

Members of Wexford County Council's Arts Ability creative writing programme and poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, who performed at the official launch of their new publication 'Darker, Later', October 2017.

Arts Ability's primary goal is to provide access to high quality art experiences based on meaningful engagement between participants artists and professional artists.

Dumitra Keogh (CUMAS) with a self portrait (top painting)


Arts Ability
Wexford Arts Office

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