As a non-profit organisation, DANCE CORK FIRKIN CRANE relies on the support of many different Government agencies, organisations and individuals to develop and support dance in Cork.

By becoming a Friend, Donor or Sponsor, you can help us to support dance artists in Cork and bring this exciting dance form to life for the people of Cork and Ireland.

There are a number of ways that you can support our work – outlined here. We would also be delighted to speak to you about ideas you might have to be involved with supporting dance in Cork – our Executive Artistic Director, Laurie Uprichard, would be delighted to meet and speak with you in this regard: 

Photo credit: Helga Deasy, State of Flux, 2021, Photo by David Hegarty


As a non-profit organisation, we very much rely on support and investment by agencies, foundations, corporations and individuals. By making a donation – no matter how small – you are supporting Irish artists to create new work and bring bright new dance experiences to more people in more ways.

Donate Now – click here

Did you know donations over €250 are eligible for tax relief?

As a registered charity, DANCE CORK FIRKIN CRANE can claim tax relief on donations, meaning that your generosity can go even further at no extra cost!

For more information on the scheme, visit the Revenue Commissioner’s Charitable Donations page or you can contact us at / 021-4507487 and we’ll talk you through it.

Photo credit: Helga Deasy, River Fragments 2021, Photo by David Hegarty


By becoming a DANCE CORK FIRKIN CRANE FRIEND, you’ll join a culturally curious community interested in exploring dance with us! Benefits include being the first to hear our news, invitations to launches and openings, ticket offers and exclusive access to behind-the-scenes action.

You can choose the level of annual support and involvement that suits you:

ALLY (€50),

ADVOCATE (€100) or



ALLY benefits:

– 20% discount on tickets

– Invitation for you and a guest to all launch events

– Invitations for you and a guest to all exhibition openings

– Advance information about upcoming events


ADVOCATE and AMBASSADOR benefits include all the above PLUS:

– Two complimentary tickets annually (ADVOCATES) to a Dance Cork Presents performance of your choice

– Four complimentary tickets annually (AMBASSADORS) to a Dance Cork Presents performance of your choice

– Invitation to special event with our Artistic Director

– Acknowledgement on our website

– Acknowledgement in any relevant print materials


And as we’re all about dance, we’ve got a special ARTIST FRIEND deal!

For just €25 per year, professional dance artists can avail of all of our ALLY benefits PLUS an extra special studio hire rate of €5 per hour (max of 40 hours per annum at this rate).


So what are you waiting for? Sign up here today!

If you would like more information, you can contact our box office who’ll be happy to help: / 021-4507487.

Photo credit: Siobhan Ní Dhuinnín, Bád Shiobhán @ Cork Midsummer Festival 2021, Photo by Jed Niezgoda


Sponsorship of an arts event or programme – particularly a dynamic artform such as dance – is a fantastic way to bring your brand to audiences in a fresh and energetic way.

A partnership with DANCE CORK FIRKIN CRANE can create a number of benefits for you, including branding and naming opportunities, customer promotions, tailored events, and more… not to mention a positive association with a non-profit organisation that has developed itself as a presence in the Irish and international arts scene since its foundation 30 years ago.

Interested in a unique association for your brand or business? Talk to us!

Find out more about sponsorship at DANCE CORK FIRKIN CRANE by contacting Laurie at / 021-4507487.

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