Cork, 27 April 2023: The Minister for Finance Michael McGrath TD officially opened a new resource for artists in Cork today, when he cut the ribbon at the Coach House of Greywood Arts. The 250-year old coach house at Greywood Arts Residency & Creative Hub in Killeagh has been brought back to life, following an extensive refurbishment programme over the last 2 years.
Read all about the Ribbon Cutting here:
Minister McGrath Officially Opens the Coach House Creative Hub
Good news for East Cork’s creative community!
Greywood Arts wants to put creativity at the heart of East Cork – and we are delighted to announce that our plans for an arts centre in Killeagh village are coming to fruition. We have raised 90% of the necessary funds to renovate a derelict coach house into a place where artists and the local community can connect, learn and explore the creative process.
We are thrilled to announce the support of the LEADER Programme with the assistance of the South Cork LCDC, the Department of Rural and Community Development and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development in the amount of €167,614.46. We are grateful to SECAD, who saw the potential for our project and guided us on the path to LEADER funding. We are also pleased to announce additional support of €20,000 from Cork County Council and €60,000 from a charitable trust. Read the full press release here.
- Two affordable, shareable artist studios for short or long term lease.The context offers rural artists a place to work where they can teach classes, exhibit their art and connect with other creatives.
- A dedicated arts education space for Greywood Arts to programme ongoing classes for all ages, workshops with visiting artists, as well as camps during school breaks. We’ll also rent to local teachers for their own classes.
- A flexible event space will be able to accommodate activities from rehearsals and performances to exhibitions, workshops, meetings and other events. Greywood Arts will be able to increase the number of literary readings, artist talks, screenings and music events on offer, creating a hub for creative activities in the area.
The environment we cultivate starts with making people feel welcome and included. It’s a joy to see the participants in our cultural and educational programming making meaningful personal and group experiences. We want to help shape the cultural landscape of East Cork, and to do this to the best of our ability, we need more space! It’s exciting to be at the beginning of this new phase of our journey, and we wouldn’t be here without the tremendous support of the community.
Jessica Bonenfant, artistic director