Cork Printmakers (CP) began working with Cork Migrant Centre (CMC) in 2019 working with creative teens and womens groups.
Both CP and CMC identified a need for continued support of older teenagers and young adults who have displayed exceptional creative talent, but who are not served by existing programmes. Providing training and mentorship not available in the formal education system, CP and CMC developed a three year programme which will address this need to foster creative talent in young adults in a sustainable, long-term programme. This programme is the Young Print Collective.
The Young Print Collective will serve people who have demonstrated exceptional artistic talent, offering 8 places on a mentorship and training programme at Cork Printmakers. Modelled on our existing Graduate Bursary Award programme, the participants will become full members of Cork Printmakers, gaining access to our studios, classes and facilities. The programme will consist of the following:
Now in it’s second year, the artists will become equipped with the knowledge and skills to operate independently as artist members of Cork Printmakers and develop a body of work to exhibit in a group show in October 2022 at The Print Gallery at Nano Nagle Place. We have set out a number of key learning milestones to map how this will be achieved:
Advanced Technical Training
Professional Practice and Exhibition Preparation
Workshop Facilitator Training
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.