Coach House Project

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We’re planning to renovate a derelict Coach House on the Greywood Arts Property into Creative Hub

We are delighted to announce our plans for a rural arts centre in Killeagh, East Cork. We have identified the need for artist studios, arts education space, and a flexible event and exhibition space to support the growth of our community programmes.

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

The Plan:
To support professional artists and increase access to creativity and culture in Killeagh and East Cork.

  • 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 to rent to teachers and for Greywood Arts to programme ongoing classes for all ages, workshops with visiting artists, as well as camps during school breaks.
  • A flexible event space will be able to accommodate activities from rehearsals and performances to exhibitions, workshops, meetings and other events. The centre 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 project has received planning permission and Cork County Council has expressed support for the endeavour.

We’re hopeful regarding funding proposals made earlier this year with the assistance of SECAD and Cork County Council. However, we will still need to raise approximately €75,000 to complete the renovations and open the coach house creative hub by 2021.

To get involved in the fundraising committee or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jessica at


First Floor PlanGround Floor Plan

Read about the project in Irish Examiner!

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