2 January 2021
By Bryan Smyth
Cork County Council recently announced details of its 2021 funding for the Arts. Within its general call for proposals, there are four strands available including the Arts Grant Scheme, the Artists in Schools Scheme and Irish Language Arts, as well as Artists’ Funding Schemes, which are open to solely to practicing artists and include the Artists’ Creative Bursary, International Touring and Exhibition, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary and the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Bursary.
The Council funding supports a wide range of arts activity, including opportunities for arts organisations, festivals, community groups, schools and artists seeking funding for projects in the coming year.
Specially targeted funding strands will support the development of arts through the Irish Language, artists working in schools and a set of support schemes for professional artists of all disciplines, to include funding for new work, develop international opportunities or for time for reflection and new work.
Announcing details of the funding, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley said,
“The Arts play a vital role in community life in Cork County. In recognition of this, each year Cork County Council provides funding for Arts from its own resources. This funding supports a wide range of activity such as festivals, performances, exhibitions and other publicly accessible cultural programming across the County. Our funding also supports many voluntary arts organisations who work in the heart of our communities to share the benefits of creativity. Regardless of age or ability, everyone should have access to enjoy positive creative activity in their local settings.”
Applications can be made on www.YourCouncil.ie until Friday, January 22nd, 2021.