Cork Printmakers

National Network

Wandesford Quay, Clarke's Bridge
Cork City

021 432 2422
Organisation Type
Individual Person
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
General Information
Cork Printmakers is a company registered in Ireland, which was incorporated under the Companies Acts, 1963 to 2001 in January 1993. The company has charitable status (CHY10942). Cork Printmakers has a Memorandum and Articles of Association which governs how the Association conducts its business. The Director/CEO is responsible for the day to day running of Cork Printmakers and reports to the Chairperson and the Board. There is a staff of four currently. Cork Printmakers is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Cork City Council. The organisation also generates income through its activities and is not-for-profit. Cork Printmakers' core aim is the support and development of artistic practice. We facilitate annual Emerging Artist Bursaries; Visiting Artist Programmes; Masterclasses for members; CPD workshops. We have a strong Education Programme, from Artists-in-Schools to Adult Education in the workshop. We also develop an Exhibitions Programme for touring. We act as an information hub for schools/centres wishing to develop printmaking facilities.
Mission and Objectives

To provide, manage and maintain an excellent printmaking facility for the use of artist/printmakers in the Munster region and beyond. To set and promote the highest standards of practice in printmaking. To accommodate the technical needs of artist printmakers. To foster multi-disciplinary and innovative approaches to art practice To enable opportunities for members through exhibition and networking nationally and internationally. To develop and deliver high quality education programmes. To foster public awareness, interest and participation in printmaking.

Main Projects / Activities

Cork Printmakers is a specialist support organisation enabling the development of professional artistic practice. The workshop supports a high standard of printmaking and fosters excellence and innovation in contemporary print. It serves artists in the development of their professional practice and promotes opportunities through exhibition and exchange/networking both national and internationally. Public appreciation and experience of printmaking is actively promoted through innovative education programmes which span all ages.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

To develop a dialogue with other countries through creative partnerships.

Contact (1) Full Name
Valerie Byrne, Director
Head of the organisation
Valerie Byrne, Director
Contact (2) Full Name
Frances O'Connor, Assistant Director