Founded in 1985 by graduates of Crawford College of Art and Design, the Cork Artists Collective (CAC) is situated on the grounds of St. Fin Barres cathedral, and is the oldest artists collective in the country. At present this small Cork art group provides affordable art studio space and support facilities for ten contemporary artists, who work both as individuals and collectively on numerous projects, exhibitions and exchanges. All ten members of the collective are directors of the CAC, and manage all the aspects of running the company, its studio and its activities.
CAC has eight studio spaces, a video and sound-editing suite, digital editing and printing facilities as well as other shared equipment.
During 2005, the year of Cork City's tenure as a European Capital of Culture, CAC was funded to run a program of Irish art exhibitions, artist residencies, exchanges and other visual arts events. International as well as Irish artists were invited to participate in these projects exhibitions and events. Over the year curators, theorists and educators visited the CAC to foster ongoing artistic contacts.
According to the the Collective's website, current members include:
Other members include Collette Nolan, David O'Brien A.K.A Dob and Billy Foley.
For further details about the artistic activities and opportunities available, contact:
Cork Artists Collective
See also: Cork Art News
For more about artist organizations
in Ireland, see: Art Encyclopedia.