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Programmes and Services

  • Arts Services - Programmes and Services.
    1. Arts Access;

      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.
      • 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.

    2. 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.
      • Exhibition programme.

    3. 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.

      Grant Schemes:
      • Arts Grant Scheme.
      • Artist in Residence in Schools Grant.
      • Artist Bursary Scheme.
      • Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary.

    4. 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;

      • Bursary Schemes.
      • Residency Projects.
      • Commissioning.
      • Purchase of work.

    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    Arts Office Staff;
    • Ian McDonagh, Arts Officer.
    • Sinead Collins, Library Arts Staff Officer.


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