An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Cormac Devlin said,
"Following on from the creation of the Council’s Arts Development Plan last year, we are delighted to now focus on the growth and development of music in this county and to begin planning a range of services and supports to assist the people of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to actively participate, engage, learn and develop through music. This is an important phase in the implementation of our County Arts Plan.”
In order to plan sustainable actions for the development of music in the county the Arts Office has prepared three online surveys, one for musicians and those with a general interest in music, a second for those currently providing music education services in the county and a third for the general public who have an interest in Music Generation.
These surveys are available online at www.dlrcoco.ie/arts and will be open to responses from Wednesday 22nd February until Sunday 12th March.
Copies of the surveys will also be available at your local library.
In addition, we are holding two World Café Engagement Sessions as part of our music development research work. These sessions will be held as follows:
Session 1: dlr Music Development - General Public
For people with a general interest in music development in dlr
Thursday 9th March, dlr LexIcon, Haigh Terrace, Dún Laoghaire. 19:00 – 20:30
Session 2: dlr Music Development - Young People
For young people (12– 18) interested in music in their local area
Saturday 11th March, Grainstore, Cabinteely, Dublin 18. 10:00 – 11:30
Places for these events are limited and registration is essential.
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (01) 2362759
Kenneth Redmond, Arts Officer for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown also commented,
“We are really pleased to be at a point where we can focus on music development and welcome the views of those who are interested, including our children and young people, to inform our planning process. Public participation in our surveys will ensure that the Arts Office designs the most appropriate supports for both music education services and access to music in your local area in the coming years.”
For further information or queries in relation to the music development process log on to: www.dlrcoco.ie/arts