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The 7th Dragon of Shandon Samhain Parade

Cork Community Art Link | Cork

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  • Target: €500
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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€10 +

The Dragon will personally thank you on our Facebook page

€20 +

The Dragon will personally thank you on our facebook page AND make you an honorary Dragoneer on our website

€50 +

The Dragon will personally thank you on our facebook page, make you an honorary Dragoneer on our website, and you will receive a limited edition illustrator program by graphic illustrator Alan Corbett

€100 +

The Dragon will personally thank you on our facebook page, make you an honorary Dragoneer on our website, and you will receive a limited edition illustrator program by graphic illustrator Alan Corbett AND you will receive a personal invite to the official launch of the Dragon of Shandon

€150 +

The Dragon will personally thank you on our facebook page, make you an honorary Dragoneer on our website, and you will receive a limited edition illustrator program by graphic illustrator Alan Corbett, you will receive a personal invite to the official launch of the Dragon of Shandon AND you will receive a personal tour of our workshop for a sneak peek at this years event.

€250 +

The Dragon will personally thank you on our facebook page, make you an honorary Dragoneer on our website, and you will receive a limited edition illustrator program by graphic illustrator Alan Corbett, you will receive a personal invite to the official launch of the Dragon of Shandon. you will also receive a personal tour of our workshop for a sneak peek at this years event. AND one nights accommodation on the 31st of October in the Maldron hotel for you and a friend so that you can be here to walk with the Dragon at this years event.

€500 +

The Dragon will personally thank you on our facebook page, make you an honorary Dragoneer on our website, and you will receive a limited edition illustrator program by graphic illustrator Alan Corbett, you will receive a personal invite to the official launch of the Dragon of Shandon. you will also receive a personal tour of our workshop for a sneak peek at this years event. AND one nights accommodation on the 31st of October in the Maldron hotel for you and a friend so that you can be here to walk with the Dragon at this years event AND the Dragon will be eternally grateful to you!!

a project by:
Cork Community Art Link

WHO WE ARE
Cork Community Art Link is a participative arts organisation that has been working in Cork for over 19 years. We encourage meaningful collaborations between artists and individuals that result in the creation of great art. We work with a number of organisations, creating cultural links and skill sharing opportunities. Our aim is to bring creativity to places where people live, work and play. We work with people to create a sense of community identity and collective pride, enabling individuals to gain a better understanding of themselves and the world around them in a fun, creative environment.

THE DRAGON OF SHANDON
The Dragon of Shandon Parade was established in 2005 and has since become an annual spectacle attracting thousands to Shandon on October 31st. The project brings community groups, organisations and individuals together through an extensive participatory and outreach program. Working creatively with Cork Community Art Link and collaborating artists, these participants create a spectacular night-time street parade which celebrates the tradition of Samhain in and around the streets of Shandon on Cork’s Northside.

The highlight of the parade is the Dragon - one of the largest articulated sellotape puppets in the world. He is accompanied by a host of strange characters, giant props, musicians and performers. In addition to this, the parade extends to the river Lee where illuminated skeleton fish boats, and unique water bridge installations transform the city quay side.

Participation and inclusion are the cornerstones of this event with over 400 participants from local community groups, and organisations taking part through our extensive outreach program. This outreach program prioritizes active participation and engagement within the community. It consists of workshops in prop and puppet making, mask-making, drama and performance, music and choreography and is facilitated by trained and experienced arts facilitators.

The outcome is fantastic example of the high quality art achieved through community arts and participation programs, and the positive impact that this can have on a community and a city.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
In order to achieve this extensive outreach program we need your support! Each year this event is growing and we believe that it has the potential to become and annual festival.

With this growth comes increased demand for our outreach program from groups who recognize that a project like this is essential for community development and sustainability. In order for us to sustain this program your support is key. Your pledge will enable us to engage with increased numbers of participants, provide materials for workshops and facilitate the creation of high quality art.

The good news is that a generous sponsor has offered us a challenge; for every €2 we raise on Fund it, they will donate €1.

The Dragon of Shandon Samhain Parade is a fantastic event bringing extraordinary people together to celebrate culture, creativity, community identity and collective pride, and of course is it a lot of fun!! We thank you for you’re continued support and look forward to seeing you on October 31st.