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Arts Section
Offaly County Council
Áras an Chontae
Charleville Road
Co. Offaly

Phone: 057 9357400
Fax: 057 9346868
Email: arts@offalycoco.ie

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The Arts Office

"Offaly County Authorities aims to provide leadership in quality inclusive and innovative expereinces of the arts for all and to demonstrate through best practice and partnership the value and benefits of increased access to and involvement in the arts for all our citizens" Offaly County Arts Plan 2012-2016 



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Hullabaloo! Offaly's Children's Arts Festival

A full week of art mayhem in Clara, Birr and Edenderry during half term break. The festival introduces children to a range of different art forms.2014 Programme is available here.

Booking begins on Monday 13th October for Edenderry, Birr & Clara Library venues and 20th October for Clara Family Resource Centre


Offaly Photography Book

A new public art photography project for Offaly. In particular we are looking for photographers with a track record of project managing publications and can demonstrate a vision for how this project can be conceived and delivered.

Closing date is Nov 7th 2014.

Check the brief for further details

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The Secrets of Offaly

Offaly has some unique villages, many with distinctive architecture and histories and each with curious and remarkable stories to tell. Would you like to work with an artist to tell your village’s story?

Offaly County Council through use of the per cent for art scheme proposes to uncover and highlight some of these stories by commissioning artists to creatively re-imagine them along with a participating local group.

One village per municipal district will be chosen. Groups, such as schools, men’s sheds, drama societies or tidy towns groups are invited to submit in writing examples of little known stories from their villages, and their willingness to work with an artist (next spring) to highlight this story in a unique way.

Closing date 4pm Friday October 17th 2014

For more details click here

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Offaly Youth Theatre is Back!

Aged between 14 -21? Like acting, directing, scriptwriting? Are you serious about it? Do you also want to have some fun? OYT is about your voice and your ideas. Our workshops are back for the September term. Check our page for further info or facebook.com/offalyyouththeatre.

Also check out our promo video on Youtube


Pre School Music

Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath

Check out our introduction video on Youtube

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Midlands Arts and Culture Magazine Autumn 2014

Featuring Articles on Rosey, Marina Carr, Revival Gallery, Fergal McCabe and the film A Nightingale Falling.

Edited by Vivienne Clarke

Proposed Tullamore Community Arts Centre

Tullamore Community Arts Centre

For up to date news on the progress of the centre and fundraising events visit www.tullamorecommuityartscentre.ie

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Wanted Offaly Business for Film Industry & Locations

Film can bring business worth tens of thousands to an area, with production companies using hotels, catering companies, taxis and restaurants. Our FilmOffaly Vendor Card gives local services the opportunity to tap directly into that industry.Visit www.filmoffaly.ie for more info

We are always looking for interesting locations So if you think your house, business or factory would suit give us a call on 05793 57400

Photograph taken by Veronica Nicholson

A Very Grand Canal - Public Art Scheme

A DVD of A Grand Experience is now on sale and available for download. For further information on this click the link below.

For more information on this collection please follow this link.

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The Association of Local Authority Arts Officers

General Information is available on this organisation by following this link

Press Release on 25 Years of the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers Conference

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