Fingal is defined by its rural, urban and suburban landscape, culturally diverse communities and a significant youth population, of which 30% is younger than 18 years of age.
Fingal County Council Arts Office has made cultural provision in their annual arts budget for children and young people since its inception in 1994. The dedicated Youth & Education Officer post was established in 2005 and the first Youth & Education Policy passed by council in 2010.
Fingal Arts Office 2018 – 2025
- Our purpose is to bring the arts to life in Fingal and Fingal to life through the arts.
- Our vision is of a county where the arts are valued in people’s everyday lives.
- Our Mission is to invest in and champion the arts in Fingal.
Our Strategic Goals
We have determined four areas of work that we will focus on in the lifetime of our new County Arts Plan 2018 - 2025. By concentrating on these areas we will be true to our purpose and realise our mission and vision, so advancing Fingal as an exceptional county to live in, work or visit.
Making SPACE for art
Through investment in infrastructure and in the creation of opportunity we will have ensured a place for the arts in peoples’ lives.
Connecting PEOPLE and IDEAS
People are confidently and imaginatively coming together through the arts.
Fingal is known for its great artists and art.
Developing OUR CAPACITY
Fingal County Council and its Arts Office have the knowledge, skills and resources to deliver this plan.
The Youth & Education Programme
The Youth & Education Programme works across art forms and engages with both formal and non-formal education sectors. The programme has propelled the development of arts and education at local level by:
- producing innovative and ambitious projects with, for and by children and young people
- supporting experimentation within arts and education practice
- developing a collaborative ethos with national & international partners
- including professional development opportunities for artists and educators
- conducting documentation and research in a bid to better understand and contribute to the growing arts and education sector nationally
Projects & Partnerships - One result
Artist(s): Orla Kelly, Anne Cradden
Teachers(s): Renee Moran, Sinead Toomey, Aoife Coffey
School/Group: Scoil Bhríde Cailíní, Tyrrelstown Educate Together NS
News posts - One result
Fingal Arts Office Deadline: 5pm Friday 1st June Fingal Arts Office invites you to have your views heard…