Thir­teen com­mu­nity art groups to share €82,000 grant

Irish Examiner - County - - News - Christy Parker

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.

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