The Ark Announces a New Chair

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Lavery as Chair of The Ark.

Introducing the trailer for The First Was a Boy

The First was a Boy is a new short film created by Shaun Dunne (Ark Artist in Residence) and Luca Truffarelli. The piece was developed over six months as part of The Ark’s Ringsend Intergenerational Drama Project. Here, Shaun Dunne gives us some insight into the film and the process behind it…

The Ark remembers Professor John Coolahan.

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our friend and colleague, Professor John Coolahan. For thirteen years John was a dedicated member of The Ark board only stepping down in 2017.

A Reflection on the First of our Seedlings Early Years Workshops

Artist Lucy Hill reflects on her first workshops in her year-long residency at The Ark as part of our John Coolahan Early Years Residency.

We Announce a Brand New Artist-in-Residence…

Lucy Hill is the first recipient of our John Coolahan Early Years Artist Residency.

The PUSH Project Migration Lab - A reflection by facilitator Veronica Coburn

The third and final PUSH artist lab, the subject migration, started with an empty room. Paper, rolled and ready, waited patiently to be scribbled on. A cupboard full of pencils, markers and pens stood silently by. A barrage of balls lay by the wall. The tools of play. Serious play. For that’s what art is.

The Ark Children’s Council Blog - Working with artists on the PUSH Project!

The Ark's Project Coordinator, Liam McCarthy blogs about the Children’s Council's day with the 14 international artists taking part in The Ark's PUSH Project artist lab. It was a lot of fun, and one of our busiest sessions to date!

The Ark Children’s Council Blog: The ADIFF Fantastic Flix Children’s Jury

Over the past few months, some of our council members have had an absolute blast being part of the Adiff Fantastic Flix Children’s Jury for the second year running.

Callout for Ideas - What would make our city better for Children?

If Ireland were to build a dedicated children’s quarter what is the one thing you would like to see included?

Children’s Competition - Sketching the City!

Get sketching your favourite places in your city or town for the chance to win tickets for your family or school! To prepare for our new workshop programme Me & The City, artist Jole Bortoli has been exploring Dublin and sketching some of the buildings, places and objects that she has seen - and so can you!