Council in running for arts award
Wexford County Council has been nominated for its commitment to making the arts available to all, in the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards.
The Council's Arts Ability Programme was shortlisted in the Sustaining the Arts Category alongside initiatives from Carlow County Council, Cork City Council, Cork County Council and Limerick City and County Council.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, Dublin on November 28.
Arts Ability is an initiative of Wexford County Council's Arts Department in association with HSE Disability and Mental Health Services, the Arts Council and participating centres including County Wexford Community Workshop in New Ross, Killagoley Training and Activation Centre, Enniscorthy, Wexford Residential Intellectual Disability Services, Enniscorthy and Wexford Mental Health Association.
It offers people in healthcare venues the opportunity to develop their personal and artistic potential through working with professional artists, writers and musicians.