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Deadline date set for local arts funding

November 29th, 2018 11:15 PM

By Southern Star Team

At the Dunmanway Stars in their Eyes at the Parkway Hotel was winner Daniel King, representing Duggan Agricultural contractors, watched by local fans. (Photo: Denis Boyle)

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ARTS interests and organisations around the county have been told there’s still time to apply for Cork County Council’s arts funding scheme, which has a deadline for applications of December 7th. 

There are a total of eight schemes with funding available to support a wide range of arts activity, providing opportunities for various arts organisations, festivals community groups, schools  and srtists seeking funding for projects and activities in 2019.

Cork County Council chief executive Tim Lucey said: ‘Local authority funding of the arts supports a wide range of events such as festivals, performances, exhibitions and other publicly accessible Arts programming. 

‘What is not so immediately apparent are the range of activities we also fund that enable people of all ages and abilities to have new experiences as participants in creative activities.We support the work of many voluntary arts organisations such as writers groups, theatre groups, community music organisations.  

‘Many of the groups we fund also provide opportunities for the elderly or persons with a disability to enjoy really positive creative activity in familiar local settings.’

County mayor Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy added: ‘Last year we supported the activities of 145 arts organisations and artists. This included 37 arts festivals around the county. 

‘This in turn supported the involvement of 1,415 volunteers in cultural activity within communities.’ Applications can be made online at www.corkcoco.ie.

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