Cork County Council has announced successful grants as part of Cork County Council’s Creative Ireland Grant Scheme 2020.
This initiative is being delivered through a number of different mechanisms, in keeping with the National Creative Ireland Programme and tailored at local level, through the delivery of County Cork’s community inspired Culture and Creativity Strategy, which seeks to put culture and creativity at the heart of communities. One of the key mechanisms for delivering on cultural engagement within the County is the Creative Ireland County Cork Grant Scheme.
Some of the projects funded under the Creative Ireland County Cork Grant Scheme for 2020 throughout North Cork include:
· Ballyhoura Community Development CLG – “Charleville – My community through sound initiative” – €1,000
· Charleville Heritage Society – Boyle family history trail – €500
· Cork Craft & Design – Cork Craft Month – €1,000
· Cork’s Life FM – Word Power Series – €2,000
· Eamon Lankford – Re-publication of ‘The hope and the sadness’ by Siobhan Lankford (1980) – €1,000
· Ian Wilson – ‘40 days and 40 nights’ audio artwork – €2,500
· Irish Language Group Dromina – Irish Language Workshops & Signage – €500
Welcoming the funding for these organisations, local Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’ She said “Creative Ireland is our Ireland. It is the Ireland we value and the Ireland we want to pass on to the next generation. Implementation of the Creative Ireland County Cork Initiative is further enhancing growth and awareness of cultural services and activities within the County, benefiting economic, social and community development, and is furthermore supporting more and more communities as they fully embrace, look after, promote and creatively express the culture they hold dear. I want to wish all the organisations well in the successful delivery of these projects over the coming months”.
Cllr. O’Shea added “these projects supported by the Scheme truly demonstrate the enthusiasm, commitment and dedication within the County of Cork by people from all different groups and communities, in supporting and promoting the wonderful culture that exists. The Creative Ireland Programme has been warmly welcomed here in County Cork and these projects will enhance the cultural offering of the County even further’.