From September-December we bring you theatre, music, dance and science – giving children lots of opportunities to discover and love the arts!
The following is an extract from a tribute given by Catherine Byrne, Chair of The Ark’s Board at the launch of The Ark’s Summer programme The Beautiful Beasts on Sunday 2 July 2017.
Do you have a beautiful pet? Does your child have a best animal-friend who deserves to be celebrated in an exhibition?
Help us name our beautiful new Seal sculpture by artist Helen O'Connell!
We are looking for two Ireland-based artists for the second PUSH international residential lab for Artists taking place in Belgium this September.
I had the great pleasure of attending the first PUSH LAB in Edinburgh in February 2017. I attended across the last 3 days of an 8 day artist development, residential LAB as part of a brilliant EU project that The Ark is a partner of. Following a year and a half of meetings, planning and the painstaking application process it is such a joy to finally get our hands dirty with the work. The important work of developing and advancing cultural work for young audiences through an innovative and highly positive artist development project.
Naoise is one of The Ark Children's Council who spent a month earlier this year as the Children's Jury of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival. Here she reflects on the experience of being on the jury.
If you were passing Merrion Square Park on Friday 24 February, you would have seen over 300 self-portraits by children in Ireland hanging on the railings.
Children from all over Ireland invited to send in their self-portraits to be part of our portrait programme and the chance to be part of a special once off gallery of 100 pieces, to be displayed on the railings of Merrion Square Park this month.
Our last session before Christmas really was absolutely packed!