News

18.5.2018
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.

1.5.2018
We Announce a Brand New Artist-in-Residence…

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

6.3.2018
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?

13.2.2018
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!

20.11.2017
Celebrating Universal Children’s Day - The Ark Children’s Council

“We think it’s important that people our age are encouraged to ask questions…it’s important that we’re a part of the conversation.” The Ark Children's Council

27.10.2017
Calling all children! If you could ask the Taoiseach one question what would it be?

The Ark Children's Council is inviting children aged 2-12 from across Ireland to submit a question that they would like to ask Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. A selection of these will then be delivered to the Taoiseach’s office on Universal Children’s Day.

5.10.2017
The Ark Fundraising Luncheon - 29 Sept 2017

The Ark was delighted to host its very first fundraising luncheon on Friday 29 September at The Westbury Hotel. A sold-out event, we welcomed 160 people ranging from cultural and political figures, sports stars, television personalities, businesses and supporters and friends of The Ark. We also welcomed some new faces that we look forward to seeing at The Ark in the future.

25.9.2017
Open Call for Artists for 3rd PUSH Residential Lab

We are looking for two Ireland-based artists for the third PUSH international residential lab for Artists taking place in Dublin in February 2018.

31.7.2017
Our Autumn/Winter events are now on sale!

From September-December we bring you theatre, music, dance and science – giving children lots of opportunities to discover and love the arts!

12.7.2017
A Tribute to Professor John Coolahan as he steps down from the Board of The Ark after 13 years.

The following is an extract from a tribute given by Catherine Byrne, Chair of The Ark’s Board at the launch of The Ark’s Summer programme The Beautiful Beasts on Sunday 2 July 2017.