Fingal Arts Office issues message of support and solidarity to the arts community

Fingal County Council’s Art Office has issued a message of support and solidarity to all the artists, arts groups, arts organisations and partners who work with the office.

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the Arts Office will continue to invest, promote and value the role that art and artists play in the lives of the people of Fingal.

The Arts Office has moved to assure people of its continued commitment and its intention to maintain contact and communication with the arts community during this time.

The current situation requires adaptation and the Arts Office is actively making plans to find new and innovative ways to help artists to maintain their practice and presence on the range of available online platforms while promoting the work to date and most importantly to come.

Opportunities to artists and groups will continued to be offered as has always been done and current commitments will be honoured.

The Draiocht and the Seamus Ennis Arts Centre can still be contacted in the usual ways.

Chairperson of the Community Development, Heritage, Culture and Creativity Strategic Policy Committee Cllr. Aaron O’Rourke said: “Despite the difficult operating environment we find ourselves in due to the Covid-19, it is heartening to know that the Council is continuing to support artists in many ways as we look ahead for brighter times. Ní neart go cur le chéile”

Rory O’Byrne, Fingal County Council’s Arts Officer, said: “We will continue to work in supporting all those individuals and organisations that make a positive contribution to the cultural life of Fingal. We are available to you, by phone and email, and will do our best to help you with advice and practical support where possible. It is our belief that the arts and artists are an essential support to the community in this unprecedented time.”

Director of Community & Housing Margaret Geraghty added: “The work of the Arts Office is developmental, so the team are continuing to work hard on the goals outlined in the 2019-25 Arts Plan.”

Stay in touch and stay safe.