Cork County Council’s Arts Service is inviting schools to participate in a new classroom based education programme that will be facilitated by a professional artist. 6 schools in County Cork will be invited to become temporary custodians of our county Art Collection.
Cork County Council has a substantial collection of visual art. This civic collection includes works in various media including, painting, drawing, print, photography, video and small scale 3-dimensional work created by emerging and established artists, many of who are living and working in Cork County. This collection is owned by the people of Cork and such it is the policy of Cork County Council to make this collection as widely available to the public as possible and it is in this context that we have developed a schools education programme that will enable young people to gain knowledge and engage creatively with work from the collection in a managed programme in the classroom. They will have an opportunity to create a collaborative artwork with an artist, using the artworks as a springboard for creativity.
The programme is funded by Creative Ireland and will be provided free of charge to all schools.
For this pilot we plan to select one school in each of the county administrative areas and one school from the county’s two Gaeltacht areas.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.