Arts Council invests over €400,000 in local organisations

uillean

Posted on: 9th February, 2015

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

People in West Cork can expect the best of the arts in 2015, with local organisations already planning festivals, music, dance, exhibitions and much more.

Announcing its funding decisions in its three main grants programmes, the Arts Council said it would invest almost €2.4m in Cork-based organisations with a proven track record of delivering great arts experiences for people all over the county and beyond.

A total of 23 organisations from around the county successfully applied for funding including West Cork Music, which runs what is regarded as one of Europe’s leading chamber festivals. Through its festivals and other activities it provides opportunities for audiences from Ireland and abroad to engage with chamber music, literature and traditional music. It will receive €240,000 in funding.

Baltimore Fiddle Fair, an annual festival centred on the fiddle, exploring its music both within the Irish tradition and other international traditions will receive €16,000. The festival provides audiences and musicians with an opportunity to engage in traditional music of international standing.

West Cork Arts Centre was established in 1985 and is now housed in a new arts centre in Skibbereen. The Arts Council decided to provide funding of €145,000 because the Arts Centre produces an in-house visual arts exhibition programme and manages an extensive programme of arts engagement and participation with the local community and further afield, both independently and with other agencies.

In addition to this support, the Arts Council will be making significant funding available throughout the year for touring, projects and bursaries for talented artists.

Latest News Articles:

Have your say in shaping the future of Clonakilty
Dursey Island project passes first phase in Failte Ireland’s Grant Scheme
Minister Ring visits superb rural initiatives in West Cork
West Cork farms celebrated at Milk Awards
Issue of childcare a major concern for 72 per cent of female entrepreneurs
Rain, slurry deadlines and housing
Celtic Ross Hotel awarded AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence
St. Joseph’s in Clonakilty looks back on 50 years of educating young girls
‘Operation Transformation’ for Young Beef Farmers
Macra President welcomes publication of EU Young Farmer Survey

Join us on Facebook

Meet Santa and his elves, penguins and polar bears at Leapland, which returns to Leap Village on December 2. A magical experience for little ones who can visit from Mon-Fri 5pm-8pm and Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm. Call 087 7427016 for enquiries. ... See MoreSee Less

21st November, 2017  ·  

And here's our lucky winner Sandra picking up her voucher from Warren Allen this morning from the lovely model Maebh. Happy shopping Sandra! ... See MoreSee Less

21st November, 2017  ·  

Thank you to everybody who took part in our West Cork Catwalk competition. We had a massive response from all over West Cork and beyond.The winning shop with the most votes for their outfit is Warren Allen Collection!

Congratulations to voter Sandra O'Donovan from Bandon who has won a €50 voucher from the winning boutique.
... See MoreSee Less

20th November, 2017  ·  

Jump to:

Top