Resources & Support
Dublin City Arts Office manages and distributes support and access to resources in order to facilitate ways for the public to access the arts, to deliver and develop artworks, and to partner with art makers and facilitators.
Arts Act Grants
In accordance with the Arts Act 2003, Dublin City Council invites yearly applications for funding to arts projects and programmes in the city.
Arts Officer Clinic
Arts Officer Clinics offer information and advice on the work of Dublin City Arts Office and the role it plays in supporting access to and development of the arts.
Continuous Professional Development and Training
The LAB is home to the The Masters in Art & Research Collaboration (ARC), a Masters of Arts programme provided by the Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT). The two-year course is based at The LAB on Foley Street and encompasses pathways in art-making, criticism and curating.
The LAB is a hub for the arts community, and features four large rehearsal spaces which can be hired out daily or weekly. The spaces suit a variety of activities including rehearsals, workshops, auditions, classes, film and photo shoots and meetings. Two of the spaces have support wooden floors.
Vacant Spaces Toolkit
The Vacant Space Scheme provides support and advice to artists and arts organisations in accessing buildings in the Dublin city area. The scheme includes a facilitated viewing and help with applications, lettings, one-to-one advice and a free online toolkit, as well as access to the training and development space in Units 3 & 4.
Dublin City Arts Office are fortunate enough to be able to designate the use of three artists’ residential spaces available for rent in Council Parklands – two spaces in Albert Cottages, and one in St. Patrick’s Lodge.
Incubation Space Award
The Incubation Space Award is intended to enable innovative arts companies/collectives to research and develop new works and processes, over a period not exceeding six months, through the provision of free dedicated workspace.