Sheila is the Co-ordinator and Community Development Worker with Open Circle Community Arts and will be your first point of contact with Open Circle. Sheila works to strengthen the links between women of Kilkenny and a range of local arts organisations, cultural venues, and individual local artists. Sheila’s role is to programme, manage and monitor Open Circle Arts engagements to ensure a high quality of engagement is strived for always. A visual artist herself with many years’ experience working in formal and informal Arts education settings Sheila brings a wealth of knowledge to Open Circle Community Arts. Get in touch with Sheila to find out how you can be part of Open Circle.
Open Circle Community Arts works in partnership with local and national agencies to foster sustainable community development, with the arts playing a dynamic role in addressing the needs of women in Kilkenny culturally and socially.
Local partners include: Kilkenny County Council, Arts Office & Kilkenny/ Carlow ETB
Past and present local & national funders, partners & collaborators include The Arts Council of Ireland, Healthy Ireland / Healthy Kilkenny, Creative Ireland, Blackstack Fine Art Print Studio, National Design & Craft Gallery, the Butler Gallery, St Luke’s Hospital, VISUAL Carlow, KCAT Arts Centre, Woodstock Gardens, Rothe House, Amber Women’s Refuge, Newpark Family Resource Centre, and Danesforth Community centre
Open Circle Community Arts was founded in 2013. It is maintained and supported by Kilkenny County Council Arts Office and managed by a board of directors