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About STAMP Festival of Creativity

Thanks to everyone who made STAMP 2023 a huge success! We look forward to welcoming you all again to STAMP 2024.

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benchspace, Cork Craft & Design, Sample-Studios and Shandon Art Studios have come together to offer Corkonians and visitors alike a jam-packed weekend programme of over 50 art, design and craft events, exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, screenings, and markets, all in one extraordinary venue – The Counting House.

STAMP is free and open to the public.

STAMP Festival offers a glimpse inside this unique building to enjoy event highlights such as a market in the Counting House plaza, craft and design demos, artist-led workshops and a group exhibition showcasing the works of local artists, designers and craftspeople, all taking place inside the former brewery beautifully restored by BAM.

Visitors are invited to try hands-on workshops including screen printing, basket weaving, pottery wheel throwing, and frame making and also to view jewellery making, woodturning and oil painting up close in a series of live demos. STAMP invites people of all ages to come, explore your own creativity and gain a new insight into Cork’s cultural vibrancy. STAMP has been made possible by the support of Cork City Council, BAM, the Arts Council of Ireland and the Creative Ireland programme administered by the Cork City Arts Office.


STAMP represents a collective ambition to effect positive change by empowering artists, makers and creators to claim their rightful place and truly make their mark on Cork’s future.


STAMP, and the shared purpose it mobilises among different organisations, will both support and showcase the value – generally and in economic terms – of creative thinking and artistic inspiration in helping to shape a vibrant and attractive city for locals and tourists alike to enjoy.


STAMP is about:

  • Using collaboration to further the power and influence of creativity.
  • Igniting a passion for creativity in the hearts of local people.
  • Enabling opportunities for creativity to fully contribute to the city and to society.
  • Collectively making Cork ever more attractive and welcoming as a base for creatives to successfully pursue and share their talents.

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