Quarter @ TDC
TDC, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork | August 2013 - November 2014
Quarter was a series multidisciplinary arts events, which took place every three months in Corcadorca's Theatre Development Centre in Triskel Arts Centre (and expanded in to Gulpd Cafe & Plugd records). The key goal of the events was to create a focal point for the artists of the city to meet, develop and engage with each others work in an open and inclusive environment. Running parallel to the events was the Future Producers Programme, a nine-month mentored producing training for three young emerging producers.
The main objectives of the project were to create an European context for the work produced or presented in Cork, introduce young artists and producers to the community, place a strong emphasis on mentorship and allow space for experimentation - as we identified these as the keys towards securing paid employement for young artists within the arts industry. Over the course of the project we produced four mini festivals, a day long symposium, two weekend producing and marketing workshops, as well as providing mentorship, hands on support and valuable experience to three young producers over the course of nine months. Quarter engaged with over 120 artists locally and nationally establishing it as a highly anticipated and exciting arts event in Cork. But don't just take our word for it.... here are some testimonials from regular attendees:
"I know I always come away from Quarter feeling motivated to create work and to find ways to work with others and I think that's something a lot of artists get from it. For audience members who might not be actively creative, I think it's still a really interesting and entertaining weekend and Quarter always succeeds in staging things many people would not normally see."
"For people who are not in college we don't have that structure anymore where you are in a room of people that are critiquing other peoples work. To be in that environment helps you view things in a new way and then think about them differently."
The Quarter/Future Producers project was funded by the European Commission through Youth in Action.