Cut and Cover the Monkstown Mural

Arts

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

A pink poster with women in the background
Arts and Culture
19 Jul 2024

‘Living but a Day: Dear Readers’ Exhibition at LHQ Gallery

Living but a Day: Dear Readers by Cork artist and PhD researcher Chloe Austin (she/her) is an exhibition about LGBT+ and feminist archival material. The exhibition features artefacts from the archives telling stories of cross border collaborations between feminist groups and opens at Cork County Council’s LHQ Gallery on the 31st of July to coincide with Cork LGBT+ Pride festival.

A man dressed in costume
Arts and Culture
03 Jul 2024

Free Activities for Children in Cork County Libraries this Summer

Cork County Council’s Library and Arts Service has launched a series of free events for children in libraries across the county as part of its Summer Arts Programme. The events take place throughout July and August and include Road Dahl-inspired science workshops, puppet shows and comic creating for older children and teenagers.

Barry O'Kane (Duncairn), Caroline O'Leary (Levis), Emma Dwyer (CorkCoCouncil & Joe O'Leary (Levis) sitting in Levis pub.
Arts and Culture
02 Jul 2024

The Ties that Bind Music and Culture From Belfast to Ballydehob

As part of Creative Ireland’s ‘Creative Communities on a Shared Island’ initiative, two of Ireland’s best known intimate music venues from opposite corners of the island – Levis’ Corner House, Ballydehob and The Duncairn, Belfast - have teamed up to explore their mutual creative links in a project called ‘The Ties that Bind’. 

Arts Public Notices

Dunkettle Interchange.
Arts and Culture
29 Apr 2024

CALL FOR TENDERS: SPECIALIST COMMISSIONING AND COORDINATION SERVICES

Cork County Council, in partnership with Cork City Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have issued a Call for Tenders for Per Cent for Art commissioning and coordinating services associated with the upgrade of the N8 Dunkettle Interchange, Co. Cork.

Arts Events

A man dressed in costume
Arts and Culture
01 Jun 2024

Free Activities for Children in Cork County Libraries this Summer

Cork County Council’s Library and Arts Service has launched a series of free events for children in libraries across the county as part of its Summer Arts Programme. The events take place throughout July and August and include Road Dahl-inspired science workshops, puppet shows and comic creating for older children and teenagers.