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.

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.

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.

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.

The Ark’s Children’s Council Blog: December

Our last session before Christmas really was absolutely packed!

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017 at The Ark.

We would like to wish everyone a happy new year from all of us at The Ark! A huge thank you to everyone who was part of our 2016 adventures and 21st birthday celebrations.

The Ark’s Children’s Council Blog: November - Being Seen & Heard!

An exciting day as the Council debuted their short film “It’s a Right!”- and welcomed Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton to The Ark!

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.