Have your say on the new Heritage Plan & New Arts Plan for County Roscommon


PRESS RELEASE 31.03.17

 

Have your say on the new Heritage Plan and new Arts Plan for County Roscommon

 

Heritage

People, quality of life, and pride of place make heritage important. Heritage is a vital part of our identity and sense of place. It is an intrinsic part of our everyday life, and an exceptional resource offering employment, recreation, health, learning and enjoyment. 

There is good economic justification in supporting heritage. Its social value is priceless in terms of community-led projects, pride in the character of our streetscapes and landscapes, and in the need to care for our everyday environment. Heritage is integral to the future development of the county - for our economy and for our quality of life. To protect, enhance and maximize the value of Roscommon’s natural, cultural and heritage resources is a high level goal of the county’s Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021. It’s important that the Heritage Plan reflects the views of the people of Roscommon. 

Please tell us what aspects of Roscommon’s heritage are of most importance to you or your group & what you think should the new heritage plan should focus on. How can we link in with new priorities, such as the Local Economic and Community Plan and the new Creative Ireland initiative? Can you help us deliver the new plan? 

 

Arts

Arts and culture add to a person’s experience in - and of - life and are a way of communicating and connecting with others, society and the world. They are a way of creating, relating and of appreciating various forms of art, music, song, dance, poetry, stories, theatre and heritage. Arts and cultural activities provide an opportunity to experience and showcase what it is that makes us unique as a people, thereby not only instilling a sense of pride, but also creating a sense of belonging to a county and to a people.  

The individual is at the heart of any programme delivered by Roscommon County Council and the arts and cultural programme is no different. Through the arts and culture, the individual finds the space and freedom for expression and creativity. On the other hand, groups of like minded people also discover, through arts and culture, shared interests, which can unify and create a feeling of acceptance and belonging.  

Please tell us what aspects of the arts are of most importance to you or your group and what you think the new Arts Plan should focus on. How can we link in with new priorities, such as the Local Economic and Community Plan and the new Creative Ireland initiative?  

A pre-draft public consultation newsletter and submission form for each plan can be downloaded from www.roscommoncoco.ie, obtained from your local library or from the Roscommon County Council Customer Service Desk, phone 090 6637100. We would love to hear from you.  

Submissions for the Heritage Plan should be marked ‘Heritage Plan’ and emailed to jcarlos@roscommoncoco.ie or posted to Heritage Office, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon. Submissions for the Arts Plan should be marked ‘Arts Plan’ and emailed to ghoare@roscommoncoco.ie or posted to Arts Office, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon. To have your say on the new County Roscommon Heritage Plan or Arts Plan please make your submission before 31st May 2017. 

Heritage Plan, Pre Draft Public Consultation Submission Form, deadline 31st May 2017.doc (size 568.3 KB) 

Heritage Plan, Pre Draft Public Consultation Newsletter.pdf (size 2.6 MB)

Arts Plan - Public Consultation Submission Form closing date 31.05.17.docx (size 479 KB)

Arts Plan Public Consultation Newsletter.pdf (size 720.4 KB)

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