Three of the most creative and artistic communities in the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District of Cork County Council are to receive funding totaling €28,000 with the announcement of further awards under the Cork County Municipal Districts Creative Communities Scheme.
The three groups to benefit are as follows:
Glen Theatre, Banteer – €8,000
Blood in the Alley Theatre – €8,000
North West Cork Visual Arts Group – €2,500
Welcoming the awards made under the scheme, local North Cork Councillor John Paul O’ Shea said “Cork County Council has long recognised the importance of sustaining cultural life in local communities. Cultural activity, whether it is the work of artists, writers or musicians, or the many dedicated voluntary arts groups active in every community, helps to maintain, what can be described as the cultural heartbeat of communities. I want to wish these three groups well as they develop their projects further over the coming months”.
The Creative Communities Scheme is designed to help local group and artists, to come up with imaginative projects that will involve people of all ages in the art and celebrate local cultural identity. The Creative Communities Scheme is administered in each of the County’s eight Municipal Districts and has since its introduction in 2016 already delivered many successful new arts and cultural projects in local communities.