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The core philosophy of Sample-Studios is to support professional development for contemporary arts practitioners at our premises in Cork city. We aim to support and promote emerging and established contemporary practitioners alike from Cork and beyond while endeavouring to sustain and develop local, regional and international initiatives.

We also encourage the promotion of research and community outreach projects.

With a member base of over 40 practitioners, Sample-Studios houses a variety of professional artists from all disciplines.

Through TACTIC (our dedicated visual arts programme), Sample-Studios aims to contribute to the creative community in Cork with a programme of challenging and exciting art. This is realised in regular visual arts events in locations around Cork City as well as in venues further afield arranged through studio-group exchanges. Sample-Studios endeavours to promote arts research and community outreach projects through the educational and participatory elements of the programmes.