Public Sector Magazine – Providing Services to the Arts 2015
Cavan County Council arts office is delighted to be the overall winners of The Public Sector Magazine Award for Providing Services to the Arts. Strategic aims include: supporting artists to work, engaging the community with the arts and enhancing the public profile of the arts. Staff at the arts office are; Joanne Gorman, clerical officer, Rhonda Tidy, public art manager and Catriona O Reilly, arts officer. Partnership is at the core of the work of the arts office. Individual artists and the arts community are central to the work we deliver. The wider community in terms of our audiences and the people we engage with in a myriad of way are foremost in our thoughts in how we deliver and what is delivered. Colleagues in the local authority are central to supporting us deliver our core objectives. We have strong working relationships with Heritage, Cavan County Museum, Ramor Theatre, Cavan Library Service, Tourism and Communications at Corporate Services are really important to the quality of the work we can deliver in the county and beyond. Our relationship with key support organisations and funders is important. The Arts Council is particularly important in its role. The recently agreed Memorandum of Understanding between the Arts Council and the City and County Managers Association sees a further strengthening of the relationship between local authorities and the Arts Council. The recent publication of the Culture 2025 Discussion Document by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht sets out high level aims that will influence how the arts grow over the next ten years.