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Arts grants are unveiled by County Council

March 7th, 2017 7:10 AM

By Southern Star Team

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Cork County Council has announced arts funding to over 147 arts organisations and individual artists in the county. 

CORK County Council has announced arts funding to over 147 arts organisations and individual artists in the county. 

Arts Grants that totalled €155,000 were approved by Cork County Council.

Among the West Cork groups to be grant-aided in 2017 are: Clonakilty Community Arts Centre (€1,000); Ionad Cultúrtha (Baile Mhuirne) €1,600; Working Artist Studios (Skibbereen) €700; St Michael’s Centre (Bandon) €500; Friends of Skibbereen Day Care Centre €600; Ballinspittle Friendship Group €300; The Caha Family Resource Centre (Ardgroom) €380; The Caha Family Resource Centre, Adrigole Mens Group €300; Skibbereen Geriatric Society (Skibbereen Luncheon Club) €400; Schull Community Care €700; Rathbarry NS €440; Barryroe NS €1,200; Scoil Mhuire Ballincollig €800; Scoil Mhicil Naofa (Bere Island) €490; Summer Songbook (Courtmacsherry) €300; Beara West Family Resource Centre €500; The Caha Family Resource Centre/Caha Childcare €270; Canovee Circle of Friends €250; The Traditional Lacemakers of Ireland €400; Caha Centre (Dance) €300. 

Drama grants were awarded to Wild Productions and Irene Kelleher €1,200; Bere Island Theatre Troupe €1,000; Seandun Macra na Feirme €350; Hungry Hill Players, €500; Kilmurray Novelty Group €400; and Maria Young €1,000.

The Clonakilty Friends of Asylum Seekers were awarded €1,000 and Creative Arts Bursaries were awarded to Karen Power €2,000; Oonagh Kearney €1,500; Geraldine O’Sullivan €2,000; Tess Leak €1,000; Katie Holly €1,000; Miriam O’Connor €3,000; Mark Kent €1,500; Billy O’Callaghan €1,000, and Roseanne Lynch €2,000.

A number of festivals were also awarded grants. Clonakilty International Guitar Festival €3,000, South of Ireland Band Championships, Clonakilty €800; The Fastnet Maritime & Folk Festival €600; Fastnet  Film Festival (Schull) €5,000; Skibbereen Arts Festival €6,000;  Feile Atha Da Chab Ballydehob €1,600; Racing Home For Easter Festival €1,000; Engage:  Arts Festival  Bandon €6,000; Mid May Festival (Midleton) €2,000; Feile an tSamhraidh €250; Music In Community (Ballincollig) €1,000; Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival €1,400; Bantry Tourism & Development (O’Neill Festival) €1,000; Whiddy Island Development Association €400; Daniel Corkery Summer School €500; North Cork Classical Music €1,600; Kanturk Arts Festival €1,500; First Cut Youth Film Festival€5,000; Cobh Carillon Committee €700; Clonaklilty Organic Arts Festival€1,500; Baltimore Fiddle Fair €3,000; St Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music €1,000; Scully’s Traditional Music Festival €1,200;  The Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Music Festival €1,000; Dursey Island Development Association €250; Ortus Festival €2,000; Sherkin Island Development Society €800; Beara Arts Festival €3,000; Cobh Arts Festival €500; Eigse Dhiarmuidin €1,000; A Taste of West Cork Festival €1,200; Mallow Arts Collective  €1,000; Wild Boar Promotions €500; Drimoleague Singing Festival €1,000; North Cork Drama Festival €800; Love and Care for People – Inspire Kidz Club (Millstreet) €800; Ellen Hutchins Festival (Bantry) €400.

Grants were also awarded to literary organisations: The Well Review €1,000 and The pSoken Word €600. 

  The Music Grants were given to West Cork Living Room Concerts (Castletownbere) €3,000; Prism Ensemble (Waterfall) €1,600. A number of pipe and brass bands were also given grants, including St Fachtna’s Silver Band €800 and Buionn Piobairi Béal Atha n Ghaorthaidh €800.

Special needs groups like the Irish Wheelchair Association (Clonakilty) received €600, with Rehabcare (Bantry) receiving €800. Traditional Arts Groups were given grants as well, including Ballinspittle Comhaltas (County Fleadh) €1,000, and Craobh Skibbereen €500. 

Verbal arts groups were given grants, including the Kinsale & District Toastmasters which received €500, while visual arts groups that got grants included Bantry Art Group €400; Bandon Art Group €250; Art Manoeuvres (West Cork) €1,000 and Ealaíontóirí Mhúscraí €1,000.

Among the youth arts groups given grants were Beara Youth Development Project – Foroige €800 and Dunmanway Chamber of Commerce €500.

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