Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre urgently needs a building to continue providing inclusion and creativity for Cork’s communities and the arts.
One of the largest community arts centres in Ireland faces immediate closure unless a building can be found in Cork city centre. We are appealing to you, your contacts, property owners and institutions with buildings in the Cork city centre for any assistance that could be made even on an interim basis while a longer term premises of at least 10,000 square feet can be found.
Since 2009, our mission is to support collaboration within the arts, between artists, business and the public by creating a platform to meet the needs and ambitions of our communities who provide an invaluable service to the people of Cork City and County.
We are a very strong and vibrant community arts group that embraces the opportunity to evolve and are looking forward to the challenge of developing new premises. Camden Palace has built a dance studio, a theatre/cinema auditorium, fully equipped workshops, project space, a traditional dark room, a concert venue room, plus a music rehearsal & recording studio recently officially approved in Rory Gallagher’s honour. In addition, we facilitate artist studios, the radio station ‘Room 101’ and print making facilities.
When the building was sold earlier this year, the board of management immediately began to search for alternatives. Despite several promising possibilities, all have come to nothing so far. From the end of this month, Camden Palace will be homeless.
The building itself is not particularly important, as artists we work with the canvas provided but a central location is essential for the large majority of the community organisations using our space. For them, accessibility and proximity is a key element.
The evolution of Camden Palace Hotel is one of the true success stories to come out of the recession. Remarkably, it has achieved this without public funding. The self-sustaining not for profit community arts centre operates with the modest income that it generates on its own.
After 6 and a half wonderful years, Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre is in need of a new home. From humble beginnings in what was an empty derelict building, Camden Palace has built an international reputation based on the public’s reaction to the inclusive environment, variety and quality of its programmes, residencies and events.
In 2015 alone, Camden Palace facilitated: 555 workshop/classes, 84 Film Screenings, 12 Theatre Shows, 15 Photo/Video Shoots, 9 All Age Concerts, 10 visual art exhibitions, 5 festivals, 3 Conferences, 11 Community Events, 5 Fundraisers, 5 Music Album LPs recorded, 256 Art Therapy Workshop/Classes & the setting of another Guinness World Record!- This does not include individual resident artists’ work and activities nor rehearsal time.
Camden Palace urgently needs to be relocated. Can you help enable us to carry on our mission?
Thank you for your time and support.
Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre Board & Management
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Tel: 021 455 2383/086 244 8828
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Camden Palace Hotel
1 Camden Place
+ 353 021 4552383
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Camdens In house radio station
Guitar & Bass guitar lessons available
Darek Pilgrim is a musician based here in Camden Palace Hotel and is available for private tuition. These lessons are suitable for all levels of playing ability.
Cost: €15 per hour
Contact details: 089 9510927