Arts, Culture & Heritage, Archaeology FAQs

Arts

Does Cork City offer funding to arts organisations?

My arts group got funding from the county last year, how can I get the same from the city after May 31?

A former European Capital of Culture with a strong commitment to arts, Cork City Council operates an Arts Grants Scheme for voluntary and professional arts organisations.  This funding is open from mid September and closes in mid November for funding in the following year. More information is available here: https://www.corkcity.ie/en/council-services/services/arts-culture-heritage/arts-office/

Cork City Council Arts Office is happy to meet with interested voluntary and professional arts groups, and can be contacted at: arts@corkcity.ie. For Creative Ireland queries, please contact creativecork@corkcity.ie, and for Culture Night queries, please contact culturenight@corkcity.ie

Does Cork City Council offer Creative Community Funding?

Cork City Council does not offer specific Creative Community Funding. However, Cork City Council does offer Arts Project Funding which might be suitable.  Schemes open in mid September and close in mid November for funding in the following year. More information is here:  https://www.corkcity.ie/en/council-services/services/arts-culture-heritage/arts-office/.

I got an artist bursary from the County last year – where can I get the same from the city after May 31?

Cork City Council offers Individual Artist Bursaries, Arts in Context Funding and Arts Project funding.  Each scheme has different criteria.  Schemes open in mid September and close in mid November for funding in the following year. More information is here:  https://www.corkcity.ie/en/council-services/services/arts-culture-heritage/arts-office/

I want to do an arts project –how do I get funding after May 31?

The best option is to contact the arts office at this email address: arts@corkcity.ie

Does Cork City Council offer Creative Ireland Grants after May 31?

No. Cork City’s Creative Ireland Cultural Team will work with groups wishing to consider projects, and will be happy to discuss further.  creativecork@corkcity.ie

When does Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 take place and where do events taking place in the transfer area have to be registered?

The national youth festival, Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 takes place on 15th June 2019 which is after the transition date of 31st May, 2019. Cork City Council will work with groups who already take part in Culture Night and Cruinniú na nÓg to ensure they can still take part from 2019 on.  One of the city’s key Cruinniú na nÓg events will take place in Douglas Park on the 15th June. 

Heritage

Which Local Authority should any queries regarding heritage for sites/locations in the transfer area be submitted?

Any heritage queries coming from or relating to the Transfer area should be submitted to Cork County Council up to including 30th May 2019. All queries arising on or after 31st May, 2019, should be submitted to Cork City Council Customer Services or heritage@corkcity.ie. Cork City Council’s Heritage Officer assists in developing strategies and plans in relation to specific heritage issues and provides support to communities, schools and individuals undertaking heritage projects.

When does Heritage Week 2019 event registration take place and where do events taking place in the Transfer Area have to be registered?

Heritage Week 2019 takes place from 17th August, 2019 to 25th August 2019. As part of the Cork City Heritage Plan (2015-2020), the Heritage Officer organises several events and coordinates Heritage Week in Cork City. Events which are planned within the Transfer area can be registered for the Cork City Programme at www.heritageweek.ie . For further details please email heritage@corkcity.ie.

Which Local Authority will promote heritage events in Cork from May 31?

There are many groups and organisations that operate and organise heritage events in both Cork City Council and both Cork County Council, with recognition that audience interest in heritage transcends boundaries. Cork County Council and Cork City Council will continue to promote events of relevance, whether they are taking place in the County or City and will also promote other events outside of Cork (i.e. national heritage conferences).

If I receive email updates about Heritage/Creative Ireland/Commemorations related events in the transfer area, will I continue to receive these updates following the boundary alteration on 31st May?

Many groups and individuals located within the Transfer area receive email updates with regard to Heritage/Creative Ireland/Commemorative related events and projects in the County. If a group or individual wishes to continue to avail of this service from Cork County Council, the service will be maintained automatically.  If a group or individual no longer wishes to receive the update from Cork County Council, they must send an email to cork.heritage@corkcoco.ie requesting removal and their contact details will be removed from the listings.

Commemorations

Which Local Authority will be dealing with Commemorations in the Transfer area?

Both Cork County Council and Cork City Council will continue to work on a number of commemorative projects. Where projects relate to/take place in Cork County on or before 30th May, 2019, Cork County Council’s Commemorations Office will continue to be the appropriate point of contact.  Where projects relate to/take place in the Transfer area on or after 31st May 2019, the City Council will be the appropriate point of contact and people can seek out information at centenaries@corkcity.ie

Archaeology

Which Local Authority can queries regarding Archaeological Monuments, Protected Structures and Archaeological Conservation Areas be submitted to?

Queries emanating from/relating to the transfer area should be submitted to Cork County Council up to and including 30th May 2019.  Queries should be submitted to Cork City Council on or after 31st May, 2019.

Which Local Authority should Archaeological Discoveries be advised to?

The appropriate point of contact in this regard is the National Monuments Service. Where a discovery/find is made in the transfer area, the information should also be communicated to the County Archaeologist in Cork County Council up to and including 30th May 2019 and where the discovery/find is made in the transfer area on or after 31st May, it should be communicated to the City Archaeologist, Cork City Council.

If a request is being made to add/delete a Protected Structure in the transfer area from the Record of Protected Structures, which Local Authority should the request be submitted to?

The request should be submitted to Cork County Council up to and including 30th May, 2019 and it should be submitted to Cork City Council on or after 31st May, 2019.

Which Local Authority should a Section 57 Declaration under the Planning & Development Act, 2000, as amended, be submitted to?

Section 57 applications in respect of works affecting character of protected structures or proposed protected structures in the transfer area must be submitted to Cork County Council up to and including 30th May 2019. These applications must be submitted to City Council’s Conservation Office on or after 31st May, 2019.

Which Local Authority can Pre-planning/Planning advice be sought in respect of any built heritage and/or archaeological implications of development proposals in the transfer area?

Pre-planning /planning advice can be sought from Cork County Council’s Heritage Section in the Planning Directorate on or before 30th May, 2019.  Advice must be sought from Cork City Council on or after 31st May, 2019. Where a pre-planning meeting is being held in relation to any significant proposed development in the transfer area, City Council personnel will be invited to attend these meetings subject to the applicant’s agreement.