Gather and Engage aims to facilitate connection between local creatives and festival participants through multidisciplinary activities, events and performances with workshop elements. By interacting with music, dance, craft and online discussion, people within the community will be invited to discover a new interest or explore a new skill. Through these events we hope that gathered communities will find opportunities to spring back and engage with the arts in new and familiar ways.
Pathways and Pitstops is a self-navigated, socially immersive arts and culture tour through the city of Cork with the aim of connecting and inspiring participants to reclaim their diverse urban cultural landscape. Through the presentation of arts exhibitions, events, tours, workshops, and the journeys taken to connect them, Pathways and Pitstops encourages festival participants to “choose their own adventure” as they rediscover their city.
Producers: Nicola Carroll & Katie Witkowski
Reverb presents a diverse range of exhibitions, installations and experiences that connect sound and visual art. Springing back from a period of social change and upheaval, Reverb aims to create an inviting environment which resonates with attendees and participants alike. Through a series of immerse arts events Reverb hopes to connect people
Producers: Matthew Corrigan, Meg Ahearne, Isabella Dogliani, Andrew Crowley
Self + Place
Self + Place presents a diverse range of visual artforms, connecting participants to familiar and reclaimed spaces. Breaking free of restrictive boundaries, we must identify and mend various fault lines that have emerged in our environment. Self + Place will confront ideas of self and identity through an exploration of our place in local and global landscapes, the social issues of dereliction and the local housing crisis as it directly affects our communities, and the consequences of these issues on our mental health through exhibition, visitor interactions, and dialogues with local and international artists.
Producers: Ayşegül Yüzel, Zenobia Chan, Glenn Dunlea, Aoife Hayes
As individuals we all have stories to tell, stories that connect us to our heritage, stories that make us who we are, and stories that are needed now more than ever. Through multidisciplinary mediums including a panel discussion, a live exhibition, an open mic event, and a dance performance, Unbound invites you to listen, share and experience fresh insights into the importance of the art of storytelling in our lives today.