Cork County Council invites proposals for projects that can create new opportunities for communities to develop arts and cultural activity in  local areas in County Cork.

The Creative Communities Scheme underpins Cork County Council’s commitment to the arts by supporting the development of partnership models of arts activity in each of Cork County’s eight Municipal District areas.  The scheme will provide funding to enable community bodies, creative artists, local arts groups, and others to come together as local partnerships to plan and deliver an arts project that will achieve a significant, sustainable enhancement to cultural and social  life in their area.  

What are we looking for?

  • We are looking for proposals for Creative Arts Projects that demonstrate how the creative sector and community are connected and working in partnership in their area.
  • Innovative, well researched, creative programmes that will engage positively with people, by placing the arts and creativity at the centre of community life.
  • Make best use of the artistic and creative resources in the community.
  • Encourage creative leadership in the community
  • Projects that will be examples of good practice in Public Engagement in the Arts from which other communities can learn.

What level of funding are we offering?

  • Funding up to a maximum of €15,000 for any one project per Municipal District
  • Project Research and Development Grants of  €1,200

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday, June 23rd  2017

To download information and guidelines for the scheme, click here
To download the Creative Communities 2017 application form,  click here