Summer arts festival needs support to grow and expand
THE AGM of Mallow Arts Collective, which will be held at 8.30pm on Monday next, November 12, in the Hibernian Hotel will hear a report on the list of activities undertaken by the group over the past year with the highlight being the summer Five Day Arts Festival.
The festival, which featured over 40 events and a spectacular fireshow launch, was enjoyed by over 12,000 people. The meeting will hear the Collective chairperson, Tadhg Curtis, describe the challenges facing the festival if it is to grow and develop further. This year’s festival would not have taken place without the support of main sponsors Cork County Council, Mallow Credit Union, The Hibernian Hotel and The Arts Council. To expand the programme will require increased sponsorship from local businesses and more volunteers for stewarding etc, during the festival.
The insurance costs to date have been paid by Mallow Development Partnership but due to their reduced role they will be unable to carry these costs next year so the organisers would particularly like to hear from any groups/sponsors who could help with this.
The public reaction and support for the festival over the past two years has shown that it can, if further developed, bring major economic and tourism benefits to the town in the years ahead.
The fire display at Mallow Town Park in conjunction with Mallow Arts Collective Festival in July this year. Photo: Eugene Cosgrove