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Thursday, 20 June 2019

Cork Volunteer Centre Summer Lecture Series

Cork Volunteer Centre Summer Lecture Series is ongoing.
More information is available on Cork Volunteer Centre’s website: 
June 21st - Paul Collins (Volunteer Ireland) Migrant Participation in Sports Volunteering.

Dr Anna Kingston - CARL (Community Academic Research Links)

June 28th - Dr. Julie Connelly - Policy Advocacy (Pre budget submissions) 

Heritage Week 2019

Heritage Week
National Heritage Week this year is little over two months away, taking place from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th August, 2019. So far for the County of Cork over 120 events have been registered with an expectation that Heritage Week 2019 will see over 2,000 events around the Country.

All proposed events uploaded towww.heritageweek.ieprior to June 28th 2019will feature in the official County Cork Heritage Week Events Guide this year. It is hoped that 2019 will indeed see a wonderful line-up and a great number of events, across the County. Indeed, the popularity of National Heritage Week is growing enormously in recent years as more and more people take stock of and value the heritage that surrounds and connects us all.

The Theme for Heritage Week 2019 is ‘Pastimes and Past Times’, encouraging people to take a stroll through our local history and explore how our free time has evolved in often fascinating ways from sports and storytelling to music and craft. Heritage Week is coordinated by the Heritage Council and is part of European Heritage Days which promotes Europe’s cultural heritage across the Union – a week very much to look forward to.
Heritage Week dates for your diaries: Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th August, 2019

Proposed events must be uploaded to prior toJune 28th 2019

New Funding Opportunity for Recent Arts Graduates

New Funding Opportunity for Recent Arts Graduates through the Artist in the Community Scheme
Create, the national development agency for the collaborative arts, are pleased to announce a NEW Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme award for Recent Graduates, introduced in 2019. The AIC Scheme is funded the Arts Council, and managed by Create.
Recent Graduate Research and Development Award (with Mentoring)
Recent Graduate artists are defined as those of any age, who have graduated from an undergraduate degree programme in the arts in the past three years and are interested in developing or exploring, or are establishing a professional career in collaborative arts practice. This award specifically targets emerging artists / practitioners who have completed their undergraduate degree and who are not in postgraduate studies at the time of the award. The maximum award is €2,500 of which a maximum of €750 is specifically to cover the cost of engaging a mentor. The time frame should be no longer than 5 months.
The AIC scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. Projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts, for example healthcare contexts, prisons, community development organisations. Visit our Case Studies to see examples of previous projects, or look at previous recipient info.
Collaborative practice is about meaningful creative engagement between artists, communities of interest or of place, and diverse audiences. Collaborative practice fosters a sense of equal-ownership. The aim of the AIC scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists.
The next closing date for applications to the AIC Scheme (including this new Recent Graduate Research and Development Award) is the 29th July 2019. Please see our awards page for further details, application forms and guidelines.  

Bike Week 2019

Bike Week  June 22-June 30  2019
Lots of fun events suitable for all the family, lots of great giveaways.
All events are free!
Bike week runs Saturday June 22ndto Sunday June 30th
Further information is available on:


Create Events for the Taste the Island Programme

Create Events for the Taste the Island Programme – September to November 2019
Kicking off in September 2019 and running until the end of November, Taste the Island will promote the island of Ireland’s extensive catalogue of food and drink experiences to domestic and international visitors, creating opportunities for Irish businesses to attract higher numbers of visitors outside the already busy summer months.
The Taste the Island programme will be extensive, including everything from visits to food producers, distillers, and brewers; food trails and food festivals; participation in traditional skills; opportunities to forage and fish; and chances to sit back and enjoy the best of modern Irish cuisine in traditional pubs, cafés, restaurants, bistros and Michelin-starred experiences.
You’re invited to submit events to the programme by the June 30thdeadline, and there’s a full toolkit available to support you as you plan your event. For more information, see or call 027 66908.

Adventure Art Workshops for Children with Asthma

Adventure Art Workshops for Children with Asthma at the Glen Resource Centre
Join Helium Arts for adventure art workshops with artist Siobhán! Adventure Arts are a chance to break out of the four walls and have fun challenging yourself in the outdoors. Take part in creative activities that are based on your interests and ideas in a relaxed and fun environment.

For children with asthma, ages 8-12
Workshops are free. Medical cover will be provided by a trained professional.

The venue and all activities are wheelchair accessible. Go along prepared to get creative and move around... Wear waterproof shoes and old clothes!
Workshops take place on Sunday 23rd June and Sunday 30th June from 11am- 1pm at The Glen Resource Centre
To Register for the programme contact: Helium Arts’ family  or PH: 044 93 96 960

Lismore Youth Summer Camp 2019.