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.

Official Celebrations for our 21st Birthday

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!

Autumn Tour of Monster Music Improv Announced

This October, we and Improvised Music Company are taking our children’s music show to venues across Ireland.

Artist Open Call for PUSH Residential Lab

We are delighted to be able to announce the first of our PUSH international residential Labs for Artists

Final Weekend of Get Animated!

Nearly 6,000 people have been getting animated this Summer - We celebrate the final weekend with special events!