Thirteen community art groups to share €82,000 grant
Thirteen County Cork groups dedicated to art and creativity are to share grant aid of €82,000, under the county council’s municipal district, creative communities initiative. The scheme is administered across the county’s eight municipal districts and provides funding for community organisations/individuals who collaborate on art projects that enhance the community’s cultural/social life.
Maximum funding per project is €15,000, with research and development funding at €1,200.
Only Blarney/Macroom is absent from the municipal district representation.
The recipients are:
Ballinora & District Community Assoc. (€4,000): mural depicting parish’s transport, sport, and War of Independence connections.
Cork Film Centre (€9,000): summer school involving 20 youths making a short feature. West Cork Development Partnership (€7,000): artist, Lee, interviewing women from new communities, ethnic minorities, older people and children, through various media and public event involving community groups.
Greywood Arts Killeagh (€13,104): doublephase programme involving artist in the community access programme and a largescale community project based on former May Sunday celebrations.
Nazareth House (€3,000): creative activity for 85 residents of Nazareth House, their families, and locals.
Glounthaune Tidy Towns (€4,000): local organisations with writer/illustrator, Maeve O’Keefe, involving 120 people making a printed anthology of individual stories and illustrations.
Sirius Arts Centre (€8,840): exhibition on subject of Anthropocene, enabling four artists to work with four different community groups.
Cork Young Filmmakers (€6,000): youth film project, in partnership with 15 members of Cloyne Diocese Youth SerLaura vices.
Schoolyard Theatre Charleville (€2,775): new play inspired by folk music, with the theme of bringing people together, involving local choirs, drama groups, etc.
UCC Glucksman Gallery (€6,000): three small schools, partnered with Glucksman gallery, for education workshops.
Bere Island Projects (€5,000): artist, Ed Godsell, interviewing/photographing 220 Bere Island residents for 220 page book, plus largescale photo montage and website.
Dunmanway Family Resource Centre (€3,750): yearlong range of activities based on life of Sam Maguire, including a play and long-term development of youth theatre.
Galley Cove Partnership Goleen (€5,000): eight emerging artists creating outdoor sculptural responses to natural environment of Brow Head.
West Cork Arts Centre, Skibereen (€5,000): story of 110 local girls who went to Australis, c1850, involving exhibition, arts for health programme and Skibereen Hospital.