Archive for January 7th, 2010

Cork Arts Funds

7th January 2010

Cork City Council invites applications for the grants under the Arts Act from groups who contribute to the creative arts or culture of Cork City. Grant is provided to a number of professional arts organisations and community and voluntary groups throughout the city area. These grants provide direct revenue funding for groups in support of their core work.

Cork City Council’s Arts and Cultural Development Plan 2006-2009 is available to download from its website. Grant aid is distributed in accordance with these policies and strategies. Arts Grants are allocated to organisations only. Cork City Council offer artist bursary awards to individual artists. Please contact to arts office for further information.

Applications should be made on the official application form, which is available from the Arts Office, Recreation, Amenity and Culture, City Hall. Cork. Application forms are also available from the website and by email from

Completed application forms, accompanied by the documentation specified on the application form, should be returned to the Arts Office, Recreation, Amenity and Culture, 1st Floor, Abbeycourt House, George’s Quay, Cork, not later than 5pm on Friday 5th February 2010.

Archive at Lunchtime

7th January 2010

A new series of lunchtime screenings of short films from the IFI Irish Film Archive started this week.

The programme will provide new access to the vast collection of its shorter films – professional and amateur, educational and informational, travelogues, sports films and dramas – all of which provide a unique insight into Ireland’s social, cultural and film history.

All programmes are free, and under half an hour, so it’s a perfect way to spend a lunch hour. January’s films were made by members of the Guinness Film Society with producer Mike Lawlor and each offers a fascinating portrait of Dublin life in the ’70s.

Information about the dates and times of the screenings are on the web site.