Overview of all programmes
The City Arts Office understands that people experience the arts in many ways. We create and support different ways in which the public can experience the arts and artists such as festivals, exhibitions, artists-in-residence, public talks, events and specialist programmes.
Draft Arts, Education and Learning Policy
We are currently drafting an overarching policy for this area of work. Experiential Learning is one of the strongest assets of the arts – in formal and non formal education – as artforms – music, theatre, film, dance, visual arts, circus – are rich resources for physical, intellectual and emotional engagement and therefore natural intrinsic motivators leading to analytical skills and lifelong learning.
Programmes for Children & Young People
Dublin City Arts Office is working to increase opportunities for children and young people to access quality arts experiences through partnerships with city departments and complementary arts and cultural organisations. Read more about our provision for arts schemes for children & young people.
Programmes for Adults
The Arts Plan also commits Dublin City Arts Office to work on enhancing programming for older people through partnerships within Dublin City Council’s Culture, Recreation, Amenity and Community Department, and within local neighbourhood organisations. Read more about arts programmes for adults.
Local Arts Programmes
Dublin City Arts Office’s strategy for developing and supporting local arts initiatives is to work in partnership and with colleagues across Dublin City Council departments in order to add value, maximize resources and support local arts initiatives, in addition to those already being undertaken. Read more about local arts programmes for Dublin.
Resources for Community Leaders & Teachers
Supporting communities to access the arts in Dublin City also means supporting the communities to deliver those arts and to support their arts practitioners. Read more about how Dublin City Arts Office provides this support.