Cork County Council has announced details of its 2024 funding opportunities for the county’s arts sector.
Cork County Council’s Library and Arts Service is inviting proposals for funding for arts projects, activities and events taking place in the Cork County administrative area in 2024 that may be eligible for funding under a range of grant assistance schemes available.
Schemes announced include the Arts Grants Scheme which will support arts organisations and the voluntary sector, a scheme to support artists to work in schools, support for developing arts projects through the Irish Language, and a set of bursary and residency opportunities for professional artists of all disciplines.
Welcoming details of the funding, North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea said, “Cork County Council is proud to support the arts community on an annual basis through our grants scheme. The Arts are integral to our communities, our schools, and our citizens. As well as supporting artists and arts organisation, we support festivals, performances, exhibitions, and other publicly accessible cultural programmes throughout County Cork.”
Cork County Council’s Arts Office will hold two information sessions for interested applicants, a Bursary and Residency Scheme information session on Thursday 30th November and an Arts Grants Information session on Friday 17th November. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To remove barriers for participation, this year for the first time, Cork County Council will also accept video/audio applications through the online portal. The Arts Office will provide assistance to applicants where extra accessibility support may be required.
Applications can be made online from the 10th of November 2023 until the 9th of January 2024. Guidelines and further information is available on Cork County Council’s website www.corkcoco.ie For queries, email email@example.com or call 021- 4346210.