Clare Arts Office

Clare County Council was the first local authority in Ireland to appoint a County Arts Officer, Kay Sheehy, in 1996. Since then Clare County Council has been to the forefront in local arts development in the country, working with local, national and international agencies and organisations to promote the arts in the county.

The County Arts Office provides a wide range of projects, services and supports to the people and artists of County Clare.

One such project was Ground Up, the commissioning project that initiated Shifting Ground.