Cork | Partners

National Sculpture Factory

The National Sculpture Factory (NSF) is an organisation which provides and promotes a supportive and enabling environment for the making of art and the realisation of creative projects. They actively support artists and their practice through residencies, lecture programmes, cultural exchanges, masterclasses and professional development workshops.

“Ignite is an extraordinary new initiative for the creation of new work. It provides the NSF with an opportunity to expand its experience and engage with new makers and audiences. The NSF is excited and challenged by the opportunities that this brings”

– Mary McCarthy, Director National Sculpture Factory

Create: National development agency for collaborative arts

Create is the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts.

Create’s mission is to provide advice and support services to artists and arts organisations working collaboratively with communities in social and community contexts.

Create supports artists across all artforms who work collaboratively with communities in different social and community contexts, be they communities of place or communities brought together by interest.

“Create champions the work of artists in collaboration with community and social contexts. This work is contemporary, cutting edge and is directly reflecting the politics of our times and broadening meaningful participation in the arts. Ignite is an extraordinary initiative that we are delighted to be a part of, it provides the opportunity to continue to expands the idea of who gets to make art and where it gets made”

– Patrick Fox, Director Create

COPE Foundation

COPE Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which supports over 2,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism, so that people of every ability can live life to the full. Through a network of community based support in 65 different locations in Cork City and County, people can access local education, training, leisure, sports and the arts, the full range of specialised health and world class interdisciplinary and residential care and other supports including housing. Guided and responsive to people who we support as well as their parents, families and supporters, COPE Foundation works to create the life enhancing opportunities and environments that people need, now and into the future.

“COPE Foundation is pleased to be working with National Sculpture Factory, Create and Simon Mckeown in an innovative, community based arts project, in partnership with people with disabilities”

– Colette Kelleher, COPE Foundation