South Cork Arts Grants
Writes Leo McMahon
Cork County Council’s Arts Grants Scheme and Municipal Districts (MD) Arts Development Fund will provide financial assistance for 167 artists and arts organisations this year. There was a record number of applications and several groups in South Cork will benefit.
With a budget of €162,000, the Arts Grants Scheme is the Council’s main scheme for funding arts events and activities while the MD Arts Development Fund, totalling €150,000, supports new initiatives that enhance public access to the arts and cultural development in each of the eight MDs.
Grant approvals for South Cork include: Carrigaline Musical Society, €1,000; Kinsale Arts Weekend, €1,200; Tracton Arts Committee, €3,000; Kinsale Amateur Orchestral Society, €1,450; Cork Young Filmmakers, Kinsale Harbour of History documentary, €4,850 and Cork Young Filmmakers, Crosshaven documentary, €4,850.Crosshaven documentary, €4,850.