Who is Stamp? About the Cluster Partners

Creative Partners 

Benchspace

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  • Ireland’s first open access factory offering industry-grade tools, technology and business support for professional makers & creative start-ups
  • Provides an incubator for creative start-ups to grow and share knowledge, thereby making creative livelihoods economically possible.
  • Offers various courses suitable for a mix of beginners and intermediate attendees, and have delivered 230 classes and courses since 2017 with1033 people attending.
  • Rolling out a new series of Enterprise Development Supports for resident members in 2022, providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to grow.

Benchspace: https://benchspacecork.ie

Sample Studios

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  • Sample Studios is one of Ireland’s largest artist studios and creative work spaces with a membership of over 70 Visual Artists and Practitioners.
  • Sample Studios also supports 12 Residents. These are Graduates and Artists from an Asylum Seeker, Refugee and Migrant Background.
  • In 2021 the members of Sample Studios made a return of €23.531 into the Cork economy for every €1 invested by the Cork City Council.
  • Last year, 16,389 people engaged with Sample Studios 187 Exhibitions and Events and 5 Education Programmes.

Sample Studios: https://sample-studios.com

Cork Craft and Design

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  • Cork Craft & Design (CCD) is a social enterprise and membership organisation that supports and promotes professional and semi-professional craft and design makers
  • CCD provides a space for creatives to network, sell and exhibit their creations.
  • Every August CCD hosts the celebratory festival Cork Craft Month that holds over 70 events; from exhibitions, studio trails and demonstrations, craft markets, ‘Meet the Maker’ sessions and Family Fun Days.
  • Pre Covid, Cork Craft & Designs retail shop had a turnover of €196,000 in sales with €175,000 going to our makers

Cork Craft and Design: https://www.corkcraftanddesign.com

Shandon Art Studios

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  • Shandon Art Studios was established in 2017 and is ran by a group of local artists practising different disciplines.
  • Shandon Art Studios also rents out spaces for fellow artists and creatives allowing for a hub of growth and development.
  • Since 2017 they have held Free Events and Educational Programmes; including 21 Exhibitions and Events and 3 Public Art Commissions that have had a public engagement of 6162 people.

Shandon Art Studios: Shandon Art Studios - Home | Facebook

Acknowledgments

Cult-CreaTE

STAMP has been made possible by Cork City Council’s involvement in the Cult-CreaTE European cooperation project (INTERREG EUROPE) on cultural and creative tourism for SME competitiveness.

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Local Enterprise Office Cork City

The STAMP partners gratefully acknowledge financial support from Cork City Local Enterprise Office (LEO).

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Creative Ireland

In addition, the STAMP festival is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, an all-of-Government five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy.  Further information from creativeireland.gov.ie

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We are Cork

STAMP is also associated with the We Are Cork Place Brand.

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