Cork County Council’s Arts Grants Scheme and Municipal Districts Arts Development Fund will provide financial assistance for 167 artists and arts organisations this year.

A total of 35 Arts Festivals across the county, including Skibbereen, Kanturk, Midleton, Mallow and Clonakilty submitted successful proposals for expanding their activities and developing innovative new programmes.

With a budget of €162,000, the Arts Grants Scheme is the Council’s main scheme for funding arts events and activities while the Municipal District Arts Development Fund, totalling €150,000, supports new initiatives that enhance public access to the arts and support cultural development in each of the 8 Municipal Districts.

Cork County Council is one of the few local authorities in the country that has a specific scheme supporting Irish Language Arts.

Supporting Irish Language Arts

The purpose of this scheme is to encourage artists to develop projects using the Irish Language and to encourage organisations to programme Irish Language events and activities.

Welcoming the Council’s funding decision, Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Ian Doyle said: “This year we have seen a record number of applications for funding which points to a vibrant arts and culture sector across Cork County. The funding we are able to allocate this year will be put to great use enabling festivals, artists and voluntary arts organisations deliver projects which will have real impact in local communities.

“As a Gaeltacht county, we have an important role in promoting Irish language use and supporting gaelgóirí artists. We are very proud to have a scheme in place to accomplish this.”

Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey highlighted the role of the Council in making Arts accessible throughout the county: “Last year Cork County Council’s support of the Arts enabled over 23,000 people county-wide to actively participate in the creative arts, including the elderly, young people and those with special needs.

“Arts funding has helped organisations and artists to reach an audience of at least 250,000 both locally and visitors. While the economic benefit of Arts Festivals funded by the Council is estimated to be in excess of €4.3million the social, cultural and community impact is invaluable.”

Cork County Council
Arts Funding approved by Council for 2010

Arts Centres Sirius Arts Centre Cobh 800
Arts Centres Yew Wood Venues 2500
Arts Centres Village Arts Centre Kilworth 6500
Arts Centres Clonakilty Community Arts Centre 1200
Arts Centres Sarah Walker Gallery Castletownbere 1200
Arts Centres Working Artist Studios Ballydehob 1200
Arts Centres Greywood Arts CLG, Killeagh 2500
Arts Centres Youghal Business Alliance 1500
Arts Centres West End Art Studios 3000
Arts for Older People Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Freemount 800
Arts for Older People Newmarket Thursday club 400
Arts for Older People Tír na nÓg Active Retirement Kilbrin 400
Arts for Older People Creative Gems Art Studio Macroom 400
Arts for Older People Deerpark House Nursing Home (Bantry) 600
Arts for Older People Friends of Skibbereen Day Care Centre 750
Arts for Older People Schull Community Care 400
Arts for Older People Skibbereen Luncheon Club, Skibbereen Geriatric Society 200
Arts for Older People West Cork Arts Centre 4000
Arts for Older People Cumann na Daoine [Social Care Project for Older People] 2000
Community Arts Bandon Art Group 400
Community Arts Capel Painters, Knockadoon 350
Community Arts Firmount Art Group 250
Community Arts Clonakilty Community Arts Centre CLG 1100
Community Arts Cork Mental Health Foundation Trading as Clonakilty Community Resource Centre 800
Community Arts Dunmanway Family Resource Centre 2000
Community Arts Pobal Hub Schull 1000
Community Arts Sherkin Island Development Society 600
Community Arts Skibbereen FeelGood Festival 2000
Community Arts Carrigaline Musical Society 1000
Community Arts Castletownroche Community Council 2000
Community Arts Fermoy Community Resource Centre 1300
Community Arts Newmarket Community Development Association 1000
Community Arts Bantry Creates 2650
Craft Cork Craft and Design 4500
Craft Ellen Hutchins Festival 500
Craft Society of Cork Potters 2000
Craft West Cork Craft and Design Guild 1500
Dance Croi Glan 3000
Disability Arts Irish Wheelchair Association Mallow 700
Disability Arts Irish Wheelchair Association Clonakilty 600
Disability Arts Rehabcare (Bantry) 800
Disability Arts Rehabcare Resource Centre (Bantry) 800
Disability Arts The frienDS Club 2000
Ethnic Arts Clonakilty Friends of Asylum Seekers 1200
Festival Timoleague Harvest Festival c/o Timoleague Community Association 1200
Festival First Cut Youth Film Festival 2020 7000
Festival North Cork Classical Music 2100
Festival Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival, Kiskeam 1000
Festival Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2000
Festival Bantry Tourism and Development Association 2200
Festival Drimoleague Singing Festival 2000
Festival Feile Atha Da Chab 1800
Festival GEATA ARTS 8000
Festival Jim Dowling Uileann Pipe & Trad festival 1000
Festival Secret Song Festival Ballydehob 1200
Festival Skibbereen Arts Festival 6800
Festival St. Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music and the Barrahane Music Series 1800
Festival Ortus Chamber Music Festival 2000
Festival Midleton Arts Festival 5500
Festival Doneraile Arts FesT 2000
Festival Kanturk Arts Festival 3200
Festival Scullys Fest Newmarket 2275
Festival Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann – Millstreet Branch 1500
Festivals Courtmacsherry Songs and Stories by the Sea 600
Festivals East Cork Early Music Festival 800
Festivals Cork Film Festival 1000
Festivals Baltimore Fiddle Fair 3500
Festivals Clonakilty International Guitar Festival 4000
Festivals Fastnet Film Festival 5300
Festivals Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival 500
Festivals IndieCork Film Festival 2800
Festivals South of Ireland Band Championships 1000
Festivals Kinsale Arts Weekend 1200
Festivals Tracton Arts Committee 3000
Festivals Mallow Arts Collective 3500
Festival Beara Film Fest 1000
Literature Midleton Writers Group 500
Literature Working Artist Studios Ballydehob 500
Literature Creative Bandon 1600
Literature Words by Water Literary Festival 2500
Music Summer Songbook Courtmacsherry 400
Music Ruti Lachs Pop-Up Klezmer 400
Music Cobh Carilllon Committee 900
Music Barony Choir, Midleton 200
Music The Voices (Killeagh) 500
Music West Cork Living Room Concerts 3000
Music East Cork Early Music Festival 2020 (Kinsale Concert Programme) 2500
Music Kinsale Amateur Orchestral Society 1450
Music Fermoy Musical Society (FMS) 1000
Music Feile an tSamhraidh 250
Pipe and Brass Bands Cobh Confraternity Brass and Reed Band 1000
Pipe and Brass Bands Youghal Pipe Band 800
Pipe and Brass bands Fermoy Concert Band 800
Pipe and Brass Bands Thomas Kent Pipe Band 800
Pipe and Brass bands Kiskeam Brass Band 800
Pipe and Brass bands Buion Phiobairi Beal Atha’n Ghaorthaidh 800
Theatre Barryroe NS 300
Theatre Words By Water Literary Festival 1500
Theatre Lantern Productions 1000
Theatre Minnow Productions (cloyne) 2000
Theatre Youghal Little Theatre 300
Theatre Castlemagner Sinsir Club 300
Theatre North Cork Drama Festival 800
Theatre BrokenCrow Theatre Company 2000
Theatre Mitchelstown Musical Society 1000
Traditional Arts Palace Players 400
Traditional Arts Cullen Pipe Band 800
Traditional Arts Irish Piobaireachd Society 400
Traditional Arts Mallow Art Club 400
Traditional Arts Captain Francis O’Neill Memorial Ltd, Tralibane 600
Traditional Arts Comhaltas Craobh Dunmaonmhui 1000
Traditional Arts Rockchapel Comhaltas 2000
Traditional Arts Aisling Gheal 2000
Traditional Arts Ionad Culturtha, Baile Mhuirne 3500
Verbal Arts De Barra’s Spoken Word 600
Visual Arts Mallow Camera Club 900
Visual Arts Some of the Parts 300
Visual Arts Aoife Claffey 300
Youth Arts First Cut Youth Film Animation workshops (Youghal) 3000
Youth Arts Midleton-Cobh School Completion Programme 700
Youth Arts Conna Community Council 300
Youth Arts Lightbulb Youth Theatre 1100
Youth Arts Ard Rath Drama Group 350
Youth Arts Beara Youth Development Project – Foroige 800
Youth Arts Foroige Garnish Youth Club Glengarriff 400
Traditional Arts Caomhnoiri Amhrain Traidisiunta Oirthir Chorcai 500
Music Claisceadal na gCarad,Fearmai – Flan Groarke 200
Traditional Arts CCE Craobh Lachtain Naofa, Cill na Martra – Pet Ui Chonaill 400
Traditional Arts Eigse Dhiarmuid Ui Shuilleabhain. 900
Festival Fastnet Film Festival – Fastnet Film Festival 500
Visual Arts Don Cronin 1500
Visual Arts Tomasz Madajczak and Mairead Vaughan 500
Literature Arnold Thomas Fanning 3950
Theatre Fiona McGeown 3500
Music Ilse de Ziah 1500
Film and Video Michael Twomey 4050
Dance Ruairí Ó’Donnabháin 2000
Visual Arts James L Hayes BURSARY
Writer Laura McKenna BURSARY
Visual Arts Roisin O’Sullivan BURSARY
Visual Arts Julia Pallone BURSARY
Visual Arts  Little Island NS 1950
Theatre Charleville CBS Donna O’Keeney 800
Visual Arts Davis College Mallow 1000
Music Cloughduv NS Crookstown 1500
Visual Arts Timoleague National School 1500
Community Arts East Cork Music Project The Paris Project Part 1. 3000
Craft Blackwater Valley Arts Centre Fermoy 8000
Dance Comharchumann Chleire Teoranta Oilean AiR 8000
Festival Ballydehob Jazz Festival  1650
Festival Ballymoney Theatre Fest, Enniskeane 1500
Film and Video Cork Young Filmmakers Kinsale Harbour of History – A Documentary Film Project for Young People 4850
Film and Video Cork Young Filmmakers Capturing Crosshaven – a documentary by Crosshaven Young Filmmakers 4850
Music East Cork Early Music Festival 2020 (Kinsale Concert Programme) – Caitriona O’Mahony 2500
Music East Cork Early Music Festival 2020 – Education & Outreach Programme  – Caitriona O’Mahony 1000
Pipe and Brass Bands Thomas Davis Pipeband, Mallow – Theresa Hartnett 800
Theatre Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival. – Geoff Gould 2450
Visual Arts Cobh Tidy Towns Carrigaloe Mural Project 5000
Visual Arts Youghal Community Health Project 1250
Visual Arts Mitchelstown Community Council 1000
Visual Arts West End Art Studios – West End Art Studios c/o Sarah Buckley 975
Visual Arts Chapel Hill School of Art Macroom 5000
Visual Arts Dunmanway Family Resource Centre 1750
Youth Arts Cork Young Filmmakers Bandon Summer Film Week 2020 4650
Youth Arts Allihies Inspires Emerging Talent 400
Youth Arts Skibbereen Arts Festival Artist in Schools  – Roisin Foley 2800