Including outdoor gigs.
Funding for creatives will be made available through three new schemes by Cork County Council.
Applications are now open for supports from Creative County Cork Grants Scheme, Cruinniú na nÓg and the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.
According to a statement by the council: “As part of the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme, Cork County Council hopes to host another series of outdoor events in towns and other locations from April 1st to June 30th 2022.”
They are now seeking expressions of interest from performing artists including ensembles, bands or individuals as well as promoters, producers, venues and festival organisations.
The Creative County Cork Grants Scheme is aimed at developing and delivering innovative projects, events and initiatives to help stimulate and enable creativity in every community. It is open to not-for-profit groups, organisations or collectives. The scheme is funded by Creative Ireland, a national five-year programme which connects people, creativity and wellbeing.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Gillian Coughlan welcomed the funding, she said, “I hope that musicians, artists, performers and community groups in County Cork will make full use of the funding that is available.
There is huge scope for imagination and creativity. The last two years have been extremely challenging for the live performance industry, but we also saw huge resilience.
“It was wonderful to see so many outdoor performances on beaches, parks and town centres last summer and I hope that can be replicated and expanded upon in the near future.”
More information can be found here.