Thu, 07/02/2019 - 09:08

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy, is welcoming the recently announced invitation to businesses to submit expression of interest in the Business to Arts Artist-in-Residence programme.

This programme offers businesses the opportunity to develop their corporate social responsibility activity through an Artist-in-Residence (AR) programme. Matched funding up to €7,500 will be available to companies participating in the programme which consists of at least 18 months of community engagement, staff engagement or work-place creativity activities.

Participating companies provide an environment and a clear objective for an artist in the AR programme. Host companies must be based in Ireland and current participating companies come from across the sectors including technology, manufacturing and legal companies.

Companies taking part in the Artists-in-Residence programme commit to providing appropriate leadership and human resources, a minimum investment of €7,500 and to ensuring that the AR programme aligns with their Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.

In welcoming the call Mayor Murphy said

“It is great to see schemes which are promoting both best Practice for businesses in fulfilling their Social Corporate Responsibility and supporting Art and artists within the community.”

Business to Arts is a membership-based, charitable organisation (CHY 9871) that teams business members up with artists and Art organisations. The matched funding available for the AR programme is provided by Creative Ireland through the ‘National Creativity Fund’. The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest from host companies is Friday 15 February 2019. See email or tel. 01 6629238