Announcing our new Early Years Artist in Residence!

We are delighted to announce that Joanna Parkes will be the recipient of the John Coolahan Early Years Artist Residency 2019.

Children’s Council announce their chosen name for our new Festival of Children

Today, to coincide with Universal Children’s Day, members of The Ark Children’s Council gathered to unveil the name of The Ark’s new Festival of Children which was chosen from names submitted by children.

Announcing the Irish Artists for the first PUSH+ Artist Lab

Following an open call for applications, we are delighted to announce that Mollie Molumby, Eoin Lynch & Jane Madden are the Irish artists taking part in the first artist lab of PUSH+ EU in Edinburgh this January.

Name The Ark’s new Festival of Children!

Next Summer, The Ark will be presenting a brand-new festival created for children – by children! To kick-start the process, we need children to help us come up with a name for the festival.

Artist Blog - Children’s Council is Back & Other Projects Underway

The Ark Children's Council is back and this time we’re bigger than ever with a whopping 35 young people all ready for a fun year working with me and the rest of The Ark team.

Open Call: John Coolahan Early Years Artist Residency 2019/20

The Ark is delighted to invite professional artists from the fields of dance, theatre or music to apply for our second 12 month Early Years Artist Residency, running from May 2019-April 2020

Open Call for Artists for PUSH+ HOME Lab

We are looking for three Ireland-based artists for the first of our PUSH+ residential labs for Artists taking place in Edinburgh in January 2019.

Exciting Improvements Afoot at The Ark!

We’re excited to tell you about some changes and improvements that we’ve been putting in place, thanks to capital funding from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, match funded by Temple Bar Cultural Trust.

How The Ark Team will be spending Culture Night 2018!

We may not have any events here at The Ark this Culture Night, but there's still so much to do for children and families.

The Ark Celebrates Creative Europe Funding News!

We are delighted to share the news that The Ark will be the recipient of funding for two Creative Europe projects that we are part of, that will be starting later this year. Grants from this highly prestigious fund are sought by artists and organisations across Europe, so we are hugely proud and excited to receive funding for not one but two projects at the same time, the first time that an Irish arts organisation has achieved this from Creative Europe.