Today, the European Commission released the first edition of the ‘Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor’, which compares how European cities perform across nine dimensions – covering culture and creativity – and underlines how their performance contributes to cities’ social development and economic growth and job creation.
The Monitor highlights Cork as one of just eight cities across the European Union as being an ideal for culture, and Cork comes first for cultural infrastructure in cities with a population under 500,000.
Speaking at an Arts Council meeting in Cork city centre this morning, Arts Council Director Orlaith McBride congratulated the city on the report.
"Cork has consistently demonstrated the importance of investment in cultural facilities and infrastructure, she said. "The impact of the arts upon the lives of people and the places in which they live is evidenced in this Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor."
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