Our fourth official session was certainly a busy one and it was hugely bolstered by the amazing Chotto Desh which played in the O’Reilly Theatre. Here’s what we got up to in May!
The Ark, Ireland’s only dedicated cultural centre for children is delighted to announce that Tomm Moore, co-founder and creative director of Cartoon Saloon has joined its board.
The Council are settling in- We’re establishing a routine- And a lot of stuff is still happening in 2016! Here’s what we got up to in April!
The Ark, Ireland’s only dedicated cultural centre for children, is delighted to announce that it is involved in one of only three projects in Ireland to be awarded under Creative Europe Funding.
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.
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 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
As part of our 21st birthday, we want to find the children who were in one of our first projects...
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.
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.