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Cork Midsummer Festival

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Civic Trust House, 50 Popes Quay
Cork Cork
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Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
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General Information: 

CMF is a Limited Company/non for profit. CMF is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council, Failte Ireland,EU and many more. CMF receive funding for specific projects for e.g from the embassies etc CMF partner with a number of different organisations each year depending on the Festival programme

Mission and Objectives: 

By inspiring the public through high quality performances and productions in unexpected places, within a festival atmosphere, CMF aims to promote excellence across the arts in Cork and build awareness and a sense of pride in Cork's cultural achievements and resources.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Cork Midsummer Festival is one of Ireland’s leading art festivals of contemporary performance. It is an annual festival (11 days in 2012) presenting a season of local, national and international events across a range of cultural forms including theatre, off-site performance, contemporary and popular music, participatory projects, mass free events, dance, debate, ideas, visual and conceptual art. The festival presents, commissions and produces Irish and European premieres of ground-breaking international theatre artists, new productions from Cork and Irish companies as well as high profile international co-productions, often involving international theatre-makers collaborating with home-grown talent.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

We work very closely with the Head of the national network at present. But with our experience working with International counterparts, the EU and International artists we hope to get very involved and connect with both the Irish Network and the ALF Network.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

CMF are always looking at different International organisations to partner with and we would like to broaden this network by joining the ALF.