Overview of all programmes
The arts are a unique and fundamental part of Dublin's identity. The City Arts Office ensures that the arts remain a vital part of living in, working in and visiting the capital city.
From 'Purpose of The City Arts Office', The City Arts Plan 2014-2018.
At this time, initiatives in place include but are not limited to the following:
The Dublin City Public Art Programme supports artists working in all artforms and all forms of expression, permanent, temporary and time-based.
Dublin Culture Night now plays a key role in National Culture Night. A success story of the Arts Office’s festival and event support work, we still work to provide this help, with programming assistance, the Festivals Toolkit and allocation of resources.
One of the Arts Office’s Education and Learning objectives, as set out in the Arts Plan, is devising a new strategy for art and ecology –providing opportunities for artists to engage with scientists, botanists and ecologists to explore themes and challenges relating to the natural environment
Not only is The LAB Gallery an arts venue, visual art gallery space and resource centre for the city’s arts practitioners, but new ‘culture-led’ initiatives are strengthening area development in the emerging cultural quarter around the Arts Office at Foley Street.
A considerable amount of work by the Arts Office also goes into working to support artists and communities to deliver quality arts experiences. Details of these programmes and initiatives are also to be found on this website.
The work going on in the city’s Cultural Quarters, in partnership with the Arts, Culture, Recreation, Amenity and Community Department, is rejuvenating Parnell Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 1 and Monto in pursuit of cultural participation and renewal.