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.
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
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.
The Ark is delighted to announce that The Bretzel Bakery will sponsor this year's Christmas show, A Christmas Carol.
At our 21st birthday party last month, we announced the launch of our brand-new fundraising initiative, The Ark Opportunities Fund.
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…
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...
As the Theatre for Children season of DTF 2016 starts, Maria Fleming & Willie White talk about the importance of the partnership.
On 22 September, we marked the start of our 21st birthday season with a gathering of staff, artists and supporters past and present...and lots of cake!
This October, we and Improvised Music Company are taking our children’s music show to venues across Ireland.