The Cornelius Arts Foundation is a think tank committed to unleashing the transformative power of art. We achieve this through research & development focused on delivering lasting and pragmatic solutions to bridge art and people.
TCAF has three overarching strategic goals, which connect our five themes (education, innovation, sustainability, wellbeing, residencies):
1) Build and disseminate knowledge on how art is transformative by testing existing knowledge and in identifying new tools to capture the transformative effect of art.
Specifically, TCAF brings together, analyses and disseminates knowledge of selected information resources; conducts applied research; and commissions (in partnership with other organisations) applied research.
2) Establish effective cooperations between art organisations and other sectors, such as academia, the third sector, government agencies, civil society, and corporations.
TCAF does this by placing the goal of facilitating connections between leaders and practitioners at the centre of its R&D strategy.
3) Provide informed leadership on key issues affecting arts.
TCAF aims to develop and maintain an active voice in national and international debates regarding the role of art.