News

31.7.2017
Our Autumn/Winter events are now on sale!

From September-December we bring you theatre, music, dance and science – giving children lots of opportunities to discover and love the arts!

12.7.2017
A Tribute to Professor John Coolahan as he steps down from the Board of The Ark after 13 years.

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.

1.7.2017
Add your own Beautiful Beasts to our Summer Exhibition!

Do you have a beautiful pet? Does your child have a best animal-friend who deserves to be celebrated in an exhibition?

27.6.2017
Suggest a Name for the New Addition to our Beautiful Beasts

Help us name our beautiful new Seal sculpture by artist Helen O'Connell!

27.5.2017
Artist Open Call for 2nd PUSH Residential Lab

We are looking for two Ireland-based artists for the second PUSH international residential lab for Artists taking place in Belgium this September.

24.3.2017
Reflecting on the First PUSH Lab in Edinburgh

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.

1.3.2017
Being on the Children’s Jury of ADIFF 2017

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.

25.2.2017
Portraits of the Children of Ireland - Outdoor Exhibition

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.

16.2.2017
Callout for Children’s Self-Portraits for our Exhibition

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.

12.1.2017
The Ark’s Children’s Council Blog: December

Our last session before Christmas really was absolutely packed!