The Ark’s Children’s Council Blog: October - It’s a right! Not a wrong!

Did you know that there’s a Universal Children’s Day? Do you know that you have rights?
They were the two big questions that we had for our young people in October and we were really interested to hear what their answers would be.


To mark the launch of The Ark Opportunities Fund we’d like to invite you to make a donation to The Ark for #GivingTuesday on 29 November.

The Ark Strategy 2017-2020

On 17 November, in front of a gathering of friends, supporters and colleagues, we officially launched the strategy document that will inform and shape the work that we do for the next four years.

Children Seen & Heard at VIEW 2016

As The Ark turns 21, we were delighted to be invited by Temple Bar Company to curate a programme of child-centred events from cultural organisations within Temple Bar for VIEW: Temple Bar Politics, Arts & Ideas

Seen & Heard: 21 Years for Children

As both organisations turn 21 this year, The Ark and Children’s Rights Alliance are delighted to be teaming up to present a special public forum surveying the landscape of significant change for children in Ireland during the lifetime of both organisations.

New Festive Corporate Supporter Announced

The Ark is delighted to announce that The Bretzel Bakery will sponsor this year's Christmas show, A Christmas Carol.

Help Offer Opportunities for Children to Discover & Love the Arts

At our 21st birthday party last month, we announced the launch of our brand-new fundraising initiative, The Ark Opportunities Fund.

The Ark’s Children’s Council Blog: September - Birthday Blog!

You might have heard The Ark turned 21 in September! Normally, turning 21 is a time to reflect, look back, and plan for adult hood. And The Ark’s Birthday event was no different. We had a memory wall, we had a new strategic review in the pipes- but most importantly, and perhaps most distinctly; we also had an exhibition of the most amazing cakes you’re likely to ever come across. Just ask our council…

The Ark’s Children’s Council Blog: July /August update from Shaun Dunne

A lot has been happening with the Children’s Council over the summer months. In July and August, we decided to make the most of the holidays and had three-day camps where our young people were in for the whole weekend seeing exhibitions, meeting artists, designing their own council logo and much, much more...

The Ark & Dublin Theatre Festival - 21 years of partnership

As the Theatre for Children season of DTF 2016 starts, Maria Fleming & Willie White talk about the importance of the partnership.