Education & Outreach
Cork Creative Careers Programme
April – June 2021
The Cork Creative Careers Programme invited both TY secondary school and primary 6th class students to explore their own creativity and creative career paths. The programme had five tutors who taught five different topics, allowing the students to explore different art practices. The topics and tutors included:
- Topic 1: Visual Art with Kate McElroy, a visual artist and member of Sample-Studios
- Topic 2: Printmaking with Aoife Claffey, a printmaker, installation artist, and member of both Sample-Studios and Cork Printmakers
- Topic 3: Filmmaking with Maximilian Le Cain, a filmmaker and film critic who is also involved in the development and delivery of First Cut! Youth Film Festival and Cork Young Filmmakers
- Topic 4: Creative Writing with Paul Casey a Creative Writing tutor at UCC and curator of the annual Unfinished Book of Poetry for secondary school students
- Topic 5: Curating with Aoibhie McCarthy, Artistic Director of Sample-Studios
The programme is aimed at DEIS schools based in Cork City. If you’d like to submit an expression of interest in your school becoming involved in the Cork Creative Careers Programme 2022, contact: director.samplestudios:gmail.com
Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Cork City Council. Delivered in partnership with Cork World Book Fest 2021, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Printmakers, Triskel Arts Centre, First Cut Film Youth Film Festival
Cork Young Curators and Critics Programme
OCTOBER – December 2021
The Cork Young Curators & Critics Programme offers young people the opportunity to learn about different creative career paths actively through a series of workshops and self-directed arts experiences. The programme includes weekly workshops in printmaking, zine making, photography, filmmaking, art criticism, curatorship, creative writing and will include trips to arts activities locally. The Cork Young Curators and Critics will travel to Waterford for a day of theatre, dance and street art workshops in Garter Lane Arts Centre with the Waterford Young Arts Critics group. The programme will culminate in an exhibition of their work and the launch of the Cork Young Curators and Critics vlog in which they direct and reflect on their experiences.
Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland
PhotoGo is an annual community photography competition and exhibition presented by Sample-Studios in partnership with Gurranabraher Credit Union and Cork City Council.
Sample-Studios and Gurranabraher Credit Union, supported by Cork City Council Commemoration Fund, are delighted to launch the third annual PhotoGo community photography competition and exhibition. Launching on Culture Night 2021, PhotoGo invites members of the community of Cork City’s Northside to take photographs which reflect the theme of ‘Commemorating the Past, Celebrating the Present’ as part of the decade of commemorations. Shortlisted entries will be exhibited in The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, appear in an online exhibition, commemorative calendar and be in with a chance to win prizes.
Sample-Studios and Gurranabraher Credit Union will also be working with local secondary schools to offer free PhotoGo photography workshops.
Competition Opening: September 17th, 5pm.
Competition Closing: October 17th, 5pm.
To enter, submit up to 3 photos, your name and address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by Gurranabraher Credit Union and Cork City Council
The PhotoGo 2020 competition launched during Culture Night 2020 when members of the public were invited to take photographs which celebrate Cork City’s Northside communities and the theme of ‘legacy’, to mark the important centenary year of the Burning of Cork in 1920. Over 100 entries were received from the public and local Transition Year students. Over 100 TY students also participated in a series of free photography workshops with artist and Sample-Studios member, Kate McElroy. The exhibition was displayed in the windows of The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion to enable visitors within 5km of Fitzgerald’s Park during Level 5 lockdown, to enjoy this selected presentation of PhotoGo entries safely and those within the County from December 1st – 3rd and further afield online in our digital exhibition. Gurranabraher Credit Union produced a commemorative calendar featuring the 12 shortlisted photos, including the winner of the People’s Voice Award by Sonia Salzano. The project was supported by Gurranabraher Credit Union and Cork City Council Commemoration Fund. PhotoGo 2020 was shortlisted for the Business to Arts Best Small Sponsorship Award.