Arts Reports & Publications

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Mapping Arts and Health Across the Midlands

Mapping Arts and Health Across the Midlands Report 

The key question underlying this research was “How can we collaborate better?” The question touches on a range of issues from funding sources and business models, through modes of engagement and choice of art forms, and onto the vital follow up question, “in order to achieve what?”

This research was concerned with mapping a landscape of practice and provision – a picture of what is done and how it is delivered. This involved teasing out a complex ecosystem of people, agencies, resources, policies and understandings. Our purpose in mapping this ecosystem was to answer the key question: “how can we collaborate better?” Effectively, our purpose in this research was to understand how the different parts of the ecosystem work together, and how we can change the way they work together to create an effective and sustainable arts/health sector across the midlands

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A Place of Pointed Stones

Pamphlet - A Place of Pointed Stones - Download here.

A 2020/2021 Public Art Project commissioned by Offaly County Council Arts Office by Jessica Traynor in collaboration with the Banagher Community

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Arts in the Landscape Report

Download Art in the Landscape Report here

Research undertaken by Terre Duffy of the development of the land art and the environmental art movement presented as the contextual inspiration for both Tir Saile Sculpture Trail and Lough Boora Sculpture Park. The research also maps Irish Sculpture Parks and trails in Ireland. The research was initiated by the partner organizations of Offaly County Council, Mayo County Council and Visual Artists Ireland and funded under the Arts Council's An Invitation to Collaboration Scheme.

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Midlands Magazines until 2019

Midlands Arts & Culture Magazines 2008 - 2019

Back issues of the Midlands Arts & Culture Magazine

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Deep Mapping Lough Boora Sculpture Park

Deep Mapping Book - Click here to download

Reclaim | Rehabilitate | Restore | Regenerate by artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto Collins. A deep mapping project that reveals a detailed depiction of place, people, buildings, objects, flora and fauna, exisiting within and surrounding the Parklands; as part of a process to consider a sustainable artistic vision that can inform the future development of Lough Boora Sculpture Park.

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Youth Arts Report 2021

Youth Arts Report Download

The Makings - Fostering Youth Arts Creativity A report commissioned by Offaly County Council Arts Office Supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon Author: Angela Ryan Whyte B.A. M.A. H.Dip

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Offaly Arts Strategy 2018 -2022

Offaly Arts Strategy Download

Inspire - Imagine - Involve - A five year strategy for the Arts in Offaly