April 22, 2003
CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2005 CALLS
The Cork 2005 Office has issued its formal call for submission of ideas for consideration for the 2005 programme. Cork City is designated as European Capital of Culture 2005 and for the entire year the city will act as a host cultural capital, throughout Europe and beyond.
The team, under the guidance of Cork 2005 Director, John Kennedy, have produced A Statement of Intent in which they state that the designation is an opportunity â€œTo celebrate the renewal of our city environment, to rekindle our spirit of community, to explore our culture and our identity, and to demonstrate to all our vision of a confident 21st Century cityâ€.
Ideas from the public are a vital part of the process of planning for 2005. Idea proposers may include individual arts practitioners and arts organisations, community groups and organisations, private and public sector individuals, agencies and organisations, in fact anyone interested in making a meaningful cultural contribution to Cork 2005.
The office is currently reviewing more than 75 ideas, which have been received since the designation was formally announced. Close out dates for this year are May 30th and September 15th. Submissions should be marked IDEAS: CORK 2005 and sent to European Capital of Culture: Cork 2005, Carbery House, 67/69 South Mall, Cork or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
CORK 2005 will be responsible for making investments to enable an exciting range of cultural activities to be presented in 2005. CORK 2005 can offer project proposers promotion and marketing, networking and creative partnerships, financial investment, advice and project management as well as technical management.
Access to full statement of Intent available through website http://www.cork2005.ie
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