Applications invited to Frameworks, a classroom-based education programme

The Frameworks Art Collection in Schools at Presentation Bandon. (Pic: Anna Groniecka)

Cork County Council’s Arts Service is inviting schools to apply to participate in Frameworks, a classroom-based education programme. Four primary schools in County Cork will become temporary custodians of our county art collection and will engage in a programme that will be facilitated by a professional artist.

Students will have an opportunity to create a collaborative artwork with an artist, using the collection artworks as a springboard for creativity. The ambition is that the works from the collection and along with works created by pupils in response will be presented by the participating schools as part of an event for parents and families.

Cork County Council has a substantial collection of visual art. This civic collection includes works in various media including painting, drawing, print, photography, video, and small-scale three-dimensional work created by emerging and established artists, many of whom are living and working in Cork county. 

“This collection is owned by the people of Cork and as such it is the policy of Cork County Council to make this collection as widely available to the public as possible,” Mayor of County Cork Frank O’Flynn said. “It is in this context that we have developed a schools education programme that will enable young people to gain knowledge and engage creatively with work from the collection in a managed programme in the classroom.”

The programme is funded by Creative Ireland and will be provided free of charge to all schools.

For further information and to apply please email The deadline for applications is Friday, 3rd May at 3pm.