After the closure of Cork Community Print Shop and the downsizing of Camden Palace Hotel comes yet another blow to a Cork arts scene feeling the combined pressure of the property bubble and a lack of existing licenced venues.
Sample Studios is now being ordered to evacuate the former FÁS building on Sullivan’s Quay in favour of building redevelopment.
Artist displacement and venue turnover are nothing new to Cork, but while this hopefully will manifest itself in a vibrant arts community developing in new areas, it’s also a cause for concern for a city that once prided itself on being European Capital of Culture.
Video: RTÉ Cork
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