Roscommon County Council is inviting the public to have their say on the county’s next Arts Plan.
So, what does Arts and culture mean to you?
Arts and culture add to a person’s experience in – and of – life and are a way of communicating and connecting with others, society and the world. They are a way of creating, relating and of appreciating various forms of art, music, song, dance, poetry, stories, theatre and heritage. Arts and cultural activities provide an opportunity to experience and showcase what it is that makes us unique as a people, thereby not only instilling a sense of pride, but also creating a sense of belonging to a county and to a people.
The individual is at the heart of any programme delivered by Roscommon County Council and the arts and cultural programme is no different. Through the arts and culture, the individual finds the space and freedom for expression and creativity. On the other hand, groups of like minded people also discover, through arts and culture, shared interests, which can unify and create a feeling of acceptance and belonging.
Roscommon County Counci is inviting the public to tell us what aspects of the arts are of most importance to you or your group and what you think the new Arts Plan should focus on. How can we link in with new priorities, such as the Local Economic and Community Plan and the new Creative Ireland initiative?
A pre-draft public consultation newsletter and submission form can be downloaded from www.roscommoncoco.ie, obtained from your local library or from the Roscommon County Council Customer Service Desk, phone 090 6637100.
Submissions must be made before May 31st and should be marked ‘Arts Plan’. They can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to Arts Office, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon.