The Faces of the Children of 2016!

Our 'Faces in the Window' project is now complete and the faces of 264 of the Children of 2016 are now up in our windows. We did this as part of our free Put Yourself in the Picture programme to recreate a project that was done 21 years ago when we first opened.

The Ark’s Children’s Council Blog: April update from Shaun Dunne

So, we’re launched. The Ark now has a children’s council! The Ark now has an artist in residence! A lot is happening in 2016!

The Ark’s launches its first Children’s Council

The Ark Children’s Council is made up of 15 children from 5th classes from schools in Dublin’s inner city. Led by Artist-in-Residence, Shaun Dunne, they will spend 2016 working together collaboratively to ensure their voices are included in future decision making at The Ark

Were You One of Our Faces in the Window?

As part of our 21st birthday, we want to find the children who were in one of our first projects...

Inspiring children to help save the bees! Junior Pollinator Plan launched.

In 2015 the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 was launched, aimed at helping adults understand the importance of pollinators, the dangers facing them and things they could do to help. Today a special junior version of this plan, written specifically for children, has been launched. The junior plan is a collaboration between the Steering Group of the original Plan, WillFredd Theatre and The Ark. It is supported by Green-Schools and Eco-Schools.

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Examination 2016

The Ark joins a delegation of over 20 members of the Children's Rights Alliance in Geneva to witness Ireland being examined on its children’s rights record by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

A Most Peculiar Thing: The Role of Play in Creating Art

Musician Paul Roe reflects on his experience as part of the ensemble that created festive music show 'A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing' which is about to embark on a tour of venues in Northern Ireland.

The Return of BEES! to The Ark in 2016

Following a hugely successful premiere and limited run in the DTF Family Season 2015, BEES! is returning to Dublin for four weeks in Spring 2016.

Why is Music Important to Children?

We asked pupils at Rutland National School what music means to them - and this is what they had to say!

Mid-Term Events & Activities for Children & Families!

With only a few weeks left until the October mid-term break, we are delighted to announce the return of our Popular Music Week