Wednesday 21 August 2019
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Cork County Council to Support Numerous Arts Projects during 2019

Cork County Council to Support Numerous Arts Projects during 2019

Cork County Council has this week announced arts funding to a large number of organisations and individual artists throughout County Cork. Grant funding in excess of €280,000 has been approved by members of Cork County Council at its meeting today, 11th February 2019. 

This year’s Cork County Council Arts Grants Scheme will support the work of many of the county’s arts groups including Pipe and Brass Bands, Choirs, Traditional Music and Creative Writing groups to name but a few. In welcoming the announcements of funding, North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea said it is important that the Council should support arts activity at community level. 

Some of the organisations funded this year include:

·         Ionad Culturtha an Dochtuir O Loigsigh – €3,500

·         Village Arts Centre, Kilworth – €6,000

·         Firmount Arts Group – €450

·         Blackwater Valley Arts Center – €7,000

·         Down Syndrome, North Cork – €1,800

·         Irish Wheelchair Association, Mallow – €2,000

·         North Cork Classical Musical Festival – €2,000

·         Art for the Health, Doneraile – €900

·         Kanturk Arts Festival – €3,000

·         Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Music weekend (Kiskeam) – €1,000

·         Scully Festival (Newmarket) – €2,000

·         Mallow Arts Collective – €3,000

·         Knocknagree Community Group – €800

·         Cocoon Press (“Poems from the Irish Village of Rockchapel”) – €3,000

·         Castlemagner Sinsir Club – €300

·         Cullen Pipe Band (two projects) – €800 & €2,500

·         Irish Piobaireadhd Society – €400

·         Kiskeam Brass Band – €800

·         Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Freemount – €800

·         Rockchapel Comhaltas – €2,000

·         Mallow Art Club – €400

·         Mallow Camera Club – €800

·         Ballyhass Childcare – €1,000

·         West End Art Studios (Mallow) – €2,000

·         Davis College, Mallow – €1,000

“Arts organisations are central to communities right across North Cork, they play a crucial role in promoting our culture and traditions. At the heart of arts organisations is volunteerism. The people who make up such groups do so out of a real passion, be it for music, drama, art or literature for example, so it is very welcome that the 2019 Cork County Council Arts Grants Scheme continues to financially support the arts community. 

“I wish all these organisations and individuals every success in the events and activities which they have planned during 2019. Council funding will go some way to ensuring that our communities continue to have access to and the possibility of participating in a wide range of art forms,” added Cllr. O’Shea.