Victoria Kennefick headshot.
Arts and Culture
01 Dec 2023

Victoria Kennefick announced as Cork County Council Writer in Residence

Cork County Council are excited to announce the appointment of award-winning poet, Victoria Kennefick to the position of writer in residence for a ten-month period beginning this December. The writer in residence collaborates with communities in the county, improving access to literature and creative writing workshops.

Artist Fiona Boniwell with 4th Class Pupils of Presentation Primary Bandon are currently participating FrameWorks, an initiative of Cork County Council’s Creative Ireland Programme
Arts and Culture
24 Nov 2023

Bandon Primary Students Embrace FrameWorks Art Project

Fourth Class Pupils from Presentation Primary School, Bandon are currently participating in FrameWorks, an initiative of Cork County Council’s Creative Ireland Programme, which allows primary schools across Cork to become temporary custodians of the County Art Collection. 

Cork County Council Presents ’Small Things Like These’, a group exhibition including almost 100 small works by 85 artists.
Arts and Culture
21 Nov 2023

Cork County Council Presents ’Small Things Like These’

Cork County Council’s LHQ Gallery is excited to present a group exhibition titled ‘Small Things Like These’ aptly named after a novel by Claire Keegan, which is set in the mid 80s and looks at the weeks leading up to Christmas capturing the busyness of the season, the family traditions, and the complicit silences of a town.

Musician performing as part of Culture Night 2023
Arts and Culture
07 Nov 2023

Arts Funding Opportunities Announced for Cork County

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.

Image of Gallery
Arts and Culture
10 Oct 2023

Small Things Like These

Cork County Council Arts Office’s LHQ Gallery are accepting submissions for an open call winter show. The group exhibition is titled Small Things Like These after Claire Keegan’s novel of the same name. 

A child reading a book
02 Oct 2023

Childrens Book Festival 2023

The annual Childrens Book Festival kicks off on Tuesday 3rd October and runs through to the midterm break, with authors and illustrators visiting 25 libraries and primary schools across Cork County.

A woman on a crowded street waving a sparkler
Arts and Culture
27 Sep 2023

Cork County Culture Night Reaches 28 Towns and an Island with 251 Events

Cork County came alive with the vibrant colours of culture and creativity in celebration of this year's Culture Night on Friday 22nd September. Arts organisations, community groups and enthusiastic members of the public came together to enjoy a staggering 251 inclusive and diverse cultural events throughout the county.