Dublin City Arts Office
The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1

+353 1 222 5455

The LAB is committed to programming events which expand artistic practice and learning.

Education programmes ongoing at The LAB Gallery


The Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) Master of Arts course at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) is a practice-based, research-focused taught programme delivered over two years, incorporating project partnerships with Dublin City Council Arts Office, led by the LAB, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Teaching runs September to June.

Create Learning Development Programme

The Learning Development Programme is a yearly initiative. It is an experiential learning programme for student artists engaging in socially engaging, collaborative practice.

The National College of Art and Design in Thomas Street, Dublin initiated the Public Art Placement programme in 2002 in collaboration with Create. The impetus behind the initiative began with the provocation: what happens when fine arts students collaborate with communities to produce an artwork?

Since then the programme has evolved year upon year, becoming the Learning Development Programme - a unique initiative between NCAD, IADT Dun Laoghaire and The LAB. Students and artists identify organisations, groups and communities with whom they propose to engage with through the programme. Create support the introductions and seeding of the resulting collaborative relationships. The programme results in an exhibition curated by the LAB, often held off-site

Project 20/20

Project 20/20 is an arts in education project partnering looking at contemporary art, specifically centred on exhibitions at the LAB, through a series of projects developed for children living in Dublin 1.

It is a project that is building over time, focusing on developing the visual literacy of a specific cohort, shining a light on what accumulative effect a long-term, focused, dedicated project can achieve.

The project is led by Liz Coman and includes Arts & Philosophy in Schools, developed by Katy Fitzpatrick and Aislinn O’Donnell; Visual Thinking Strategies, led by Lynn McGrane with Central Model NS; and Seoidin O’Sullivan as artist in residence in Kids Inc Montessori.