In 2018, with the support of Creative Ireland, Wicklow County Arts Office explored the mechanisms needed to support the development of choral music in the county. Following a comprehensive consultation process with Strategic Consultant and specialist Katherine Zeserson, and the involvement of 18 choirs of varying age groups and genres, the Choral Activation Strategy was published in 2019.
Key priorities of the Strategy include the creation of a countywide choral network, support local events and festivals, and the advancement of choral music practitioners and singers.
To support the delivery of these key priorities, Wicklow County Arts Office launched a new funding Award as part of Phase 2.
The ‘Sing in Wicklow’ Award aims to support choirs across the County to participate in workshops and choir competitions, facilitate inter-choir collaborations such as performances, peer-learning and networking, recruit new members and purchase essential equipment and instruments. Open from 1st September 2023, the deadline for submission of applications is 4pm on Friday 29th September 2023.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.