Wexford County Council Arts Service

Wexford County Council

Overview of Arts in Education Programme

The Living Arts Project was established in 2013 as a long term visual arts educational scheme. The aim of this project is to provide children with an understanding and appreciation of contemporary visual art.

Over the course of a fifteen-week programme, each artist will bring their own unique styles, talents and disciplines to the participating schools, encouraging pupils to think beyond the classroom and respond visually to the world around them. So far 4 different artists and assistants have taken part in the programme and over 20 schools across Co. Wexford have benefited.

This year with Creative Ireland funding the following will take place:

  • An additional residency will take place in Ramsgrange Community School.
  • Research will be carried out with the long term aim of producing a high quality ‘How To’ teachers manual for art education in primary schools in the Irish context.
  • A short film documentary on ‘The Living Arts’ Programme will be created it will involve interviewing key stakeholders and visiting the four primary schools selected for the 2018/2019 term.

Contact Details

Contact Name

Susan Murphy, : A/Assistant Staff Officer


Arts Department, Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford

Telephone No.





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