Cut and Cover the Monkstown Mural


The Arts Office, as part of the County Library Service, is responsible for the delivery of the Arts across County Cork.

Our aims are to:

Support development of Arts at a local level

Support emerging and established creative artists in County Cork

Develop new audiences for the Arts

Foster and encourage excellence in the Arts

Advocate for the local Arts sector on a local, national, and international level

Support the Arts through provision of resources, services and communication of funding opportunities.

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Arts News

Arts and Culture
19 Sep 2022

Clonakilty International Guitar Festival Goes Green

Clonakilty International Guitar Festival returned for its 18th year this September 9th to 18th. For 10 days the town of Clonakilty became the stage, where small venues and re-imagined public spaces facilitated encounters with great music and great people. 

Arts and Culture
29 Aug 2022

Creative Start-up Scheme

Cork County Council is inviting applications for the Creative Start-up Scheme. The Creative Start-up Scheme aims to support Artists, Designers, and Craftspeople to establish retail spaces in which to sell their work.

Arts and Culture
29 Aug 2022

Culture Night across Cork County, One Night For All - Oíche Dár Saol

Culture Night nationally and across Cork County is on Friday 23rd of September, with over 200 family friendly free events throughout Baile Mhúirne, Bandon, Carrigaline, Charleville, Clonakilty, Cobh, Fermoy, Kinsale, Macroom, Mallow, Midleton, Mitchelstown, Passage West, Skibbereen, Watergrasshill, Youghal and the surrounding towns and villages.

Arts and Culture
25 Jul 2022

Cork County Council Seeks Public’s Views on Culture and Creativity

Cork County Council is inviting people to share their views, ideas and suggestions about culture and creativity in County Cork. A series of public meetings will be held online and across the county during August as part of the new Cork County Culture and Creativity Strategy 2023 - 2027.