The Opportunities Fund

The Ark champions every child’s right to enjoy excellent cultural experiences. We believe that all children have an equal right to delight in the magic of seeing an actor perform on stage, the thrill of hearing live music or the joy of exploring their own creativity in a visual art workshop.

Donations to The Ark Opportunities Fund will enable us to identify and reach out to children, families and schools in our community by facilitating access and making them feel welcome at The Ark. This fund will diversify our audiences by working to address social inequalities and overcome the barriers that prevent attendance, particularly for those who feel like the arts are “not for them”.

The Ark Opportunities Fund will provide equal access to events at The Ark to marginalised children in our society such as: classes in city centre disadvantaged schools, The Ark Children’s Council and children living in Direct Provision.
Your support will provide these audiences with opportunities to attend The Ark free of charge.

Join us in advocating for children’s cultural rights by opening the doors of The Ark as we get to know the children closest to us, in our local community. This is your chance to make a difference to the lives of children and be part of unlocking a world of creativity by investing in our vision of a society where all children have an equal right to a playful, happy and imaginative childhood.
You can contribute to the fund by donating €150, €300 or €500 to enjoy acknowledgment and benefits.

  • €150 – you will receive a bi-annual newsletter and website acknowledgment
  • €300 – in addition to the above, you will also be acknowledged on the wall of our foyer and receive invitations to exhibitions.
  • €500 – enjoy all of the benefits above as well as invites to opening performances and special events and the chance to get backstage with guided tours and opportunities to meet the artist.

You can also make a donation of any amount to the fund, big or small, that will enable us to create opportunities for all children to discover and love the arts.