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
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.

Arts and Culture
30 Jun 2022

16 Cork Towns will Celebrate Culture Night 2022

Cork County Council is encouraging groups and individuals to apply to be part of Culture Night 2022. The annual event, which celebrates culture, creativity and the arts across the country, will take place on Friday, September 23rd 2022.  

Arts and Culture
20 Jun 2022

Music Scheme Returns to West Cork Towns This Summer

Cork County Council’s Special Music Event Scheme returns to West Cork this month with free musical entertainment in Bandon, Kinsale, Skibbereen, Clonakilty and Dunmanway. This community-driven initiative aims to promote tourism in West Cork and is a collaborative project between the Council, businesses and the community.
Arts and Culture
26 May 2022

There’s Drama in the Air for Creative Elders

Cork County Council are inviting people from County Cork over the age of 55 to join writer Katie Holly to create a radio drama as part of a Creativity in Older Age project. Katie will support participants in producing the radio drama via workshops in County Library Headquarters on Carrigrohane Road every 2-3 weeks on Fridays from 2 to 4pm. Participants will develop, write and produce a series of episodes for radio while developing new skills and meeting likeminded people who share a love of storytelling. No previous writing experience is necessary.