Who is Stamp? About the Cluster Partners

Creative Partners 



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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



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.


Local Enterprise Office Cork City

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


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


We are Cork

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