Cork County Council’s Culture Team has been operating the Creative Ireland County Cork Pop-up Shop Scheme since 2018 with thanks to Creative Ireland and in 2019, this scheme won Best Project in the Supporting Active Communities Category of the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2019, with the Blackwater Valley Makers in Fermoy serving as the case in point – a tremendous recognition of the scheme and in particular the work by this outstanding group in Fermoy.
The Pop-up Shop Scheme, which is a specific action of the Cork County Culture and Creativity Strategy (under Priority 1: Enhancing and Investing in our Local Cultural and Creative Infrastructure), recognises the importance of the community sector to the county’s very culture and well-being and aims to support people in their local community. The Scheme, which is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, is geared at promoting a wide range of activities and is also intended to support a number of festival events throughout the County. In 2019 a wonderful pop-up shop was established in Youghal and a pop-up shop has already been approved for Drimoleague for later in 2020, with many further proposals in the pipeline.
Details of the scheme are available here and applications can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org - note that this is a continuous scheme with applications invited all year-round.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.