Resources for Community Leaders & Teachers
The Arts Act 2003 requires that a local authority stimulate public interest and promote knowledge, appreciation and good practice in the arts. You can read more about each of the initiatives developed by and with the help of Dublin City Arts Office here.
The formation and support of an Artists’ Panel at the Dublin City Arts Office is an important piece of work carried out by the Arts Officers and Adminsitration Team. Dublin City Arts Office Artists’ Panel is a vehicle for the development of artistic practice in city neighbourhoods. Access the full Artists' Panel here.
The LAB is a hub for the artist community. It features four large rehearsal spaces which can be hired daily or weekly by artists. The spaces suit a variety of activities, including rehearsals, workshops, auditions, classes, film and photo shoots and meetings.
The Drama in the Classroom Programme was developed and delivered by the Arts Office from 2003-2013, and during that time, over 875 children participated in the programme. We have created this web resource with the aim of passing on that knowledge and continuing to support teachers to successfully deliver drama education in the city’s schools.
The Local Festivals Toolkit has been developed by Dublin City Council Arts Office as a resource offering practical advice and support material for local arts festivals. It may also be of interest to the wider arts sector and is designed as separate modules so artists, producers and project managers can benefit from the individual sections most relevant to them.
In Spring, 2015, Dublin City Council and Dublin Port invited children to go on a journey. Fourth and sixth classes from St Lawrence’s Girls National School, St Lawrence’s Boys National School (Sheriff Street), St Joseph’s National School (East Wall) and St Patrick’s Girls National School (Ringsend), questioned, explored and responded to Dublin Port as a fascinating area of Dublin City and to how Cliona Harmey developed the public artwork Dublin Ships.