Aim: To develop new audiences for the arts and through provision of services to encourage active participation in the arts in all sectors of the community. Services:
Artists in schools Scheme.
Artist-in-Residence in the Community.
Music Education Scheme.
Music, Drama and Dance Programming.
Voluntary Arts Training Programme.
Community Based Arts Development.
Youth Arts Development.
Library Arts Programme; Aim: To place the Library as a centre of arts and cultural activity in the community by providing a wide range of arts activities, services and events within the library environment, accessible by all members of the community.
Arts Activities and events in Libraries.
Supporting Interest Groups: including Creative writers groups, Children's Book Clubs, Reading Groups, Gramophone circles, Painting groups.
Arts Grant Assistance Schemes; Aim: To assist and enable individuals and organisations to provide access to and participation in the arts and to support the making of art.
Arts Grant Scheme.
Artist in Residence in Schools Grant.
Artist Bursary Scheme.
Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary.
Supporting the creative artist;
Aim: To provide and develop measures to support the individual artist and the making of art.
This is done through the following;
Purchase of work.
Arts Policy Development; Aim: To support the formulation of Arts Policies by Cork County Council
This is done by,
Advice to Council on development issues relating to the arts.
Supporting the policy development work of the Arts, Library and Culture SPC.
Carry out research as determined by council, the Arts Library and Culture SPC and others.
Provide reports and other factual data to council on the operation of the Council Arts Programme.
Arts information and Advisory Service;
Aims: To provide and maintain an arts information resource for County Cork. To advise and assist individuals and organisations.
Publication of Artsnews, a weekly email arts newsletter.
Targeted information distribution.
Collate and provide information on artists and arts organisations in Cork County.
Provide an accessible advisory service on arts matters.
Public Art Commissioning; Aim: to manage and support an ongoing commissioning programme for public spaces in County Cork.
Management of Per Cent for Art Commissions on behalf of Council departments and the NRA.
Advice to community organisations involved in public art projects.
Provision of information on commissions undertaken by Cork county Council.
Maintenance of public art collection.
County Council Art Collection; Aim: To build and conserve a collection of painting, print, photography, sculpture and other media of high artistic quality for the enjoyment of the public, members and staff of Cork County Council.