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- dlr Visual Art Commission 2016/2017
- dlr Emerging Artists Bursaries for the Creation of New Work Announced
- Special Free Event: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown premiere screening of two short films
- Finders and Keepers - An exhibition of artworks from the State Art Collection
- Notice: Darren Anderson: Imaginary Cities event for 29th October has unfortunately been cancelled.
- Call for Storyteller in Residence
- Early Years Outreach Co-Commissions
- Arts Office announces Musicians in Residence 2015 - 2016
- Sightless Cinema - Free performance at dlr LexIcon
- Gallery Participation and Learning Assistant - Internship Opportunity
- Salon Nights at the Studio - dlr LexIcon (pdf - 647kb)
- over & over + over and over - an exhibition of new work by Susan Connolly
- Emerging Artists' Bursaries 2015
- Performing Arts Awards: Development of New Accessible Work
- Uncovering a Collection - Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon
- Call out for Visual Arts Learning Curator
- Visual Art Commission 2016/2017
- Call for Musicians in Residence 2015/2016
- Sightless Cinema: Arts & Disability Public Arts Commission
- Writer in Residence Programme with Selina Guinness
- Matisse: Drawing With Scissors - Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon
- Call for Writer in Residence 2015 - 2016
- Áitiúil Exhibition Programme: The work of Carey Clarke PPRHA, John Coyle RHA, Melanie le Brocquy HRHA, George Potter RHA & Imogen Stuart RHA
- Free Workshops, Talks & Special Events for Áitiúil (pdf - 2.56MB)
- Training Opportunities for Artists (pdf - 191kb)
- dlr Grants Awarded 2015
- Call out for Education Curator for County Collection – March 2015 (pdf - 171kb)
- Call out for Visual Arts Learning Practitioner - March 2015 (pdf - 141kb)
- Free workshops, masterclasses and talk for home dlr Open Submission Exhibition (pdf - 90kb)
- Open Call for Exhibition Proposals
- home: dlr Open Submission Exhibition
- Early Years Music Workshops at dlrLexIcon (pdf - 489kb)
- Municipal Gallery Programming Policy 2015-2016 (Draft)
Since 1994 Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council has taken great pride in developing and supporting the Arts. The Council views the arts as an important service that contributes to the quality of life for those who live in, work in and visit the County. We are extremely proud of our reputation as a supportive home for the arts and believe in their intrinsic value and the vital contribution that they make to the wellbeing of the County.
Over the last 20 years the Council’s Arts Office has commissioned and produced an exciting range of festivals, exhibitions, artist residencies, schools projects, arts and health initiatives and public art programmes in order to grow and sustain local arts development.
We are proud to manage The Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility, provide an annual subvention to support the work of the Pavilion Theatre, Mill Theatre and Dance Theatre of Ireland, and facilitate individual artists and arts organisations through the provision of dlr annual arts grants.
In partnership with our dlr Library Service colleagues we produce Mountains to Sea, dlr Book Festival (incorporating dlr Poetry Now) and work towards delivering the Central Library and Cultural Centre in Dún Laoghaire, due to open in Autumn 2014.
This website lists current art projects, developments and opportunities, and provides an online archive of previous festival programmes, exhibitions, residencies and events and links to arts organisations in the area.
To learn more about our approach to local arts development see Continuing the Conversation - dlr Arts Development Policy 2011 - 2014
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Arts Development Policy 2011 - 2014
- Continuing the conversation - Arts Development Policy 2011 - 2014 (pdf - 4.34MB)
- Leanúint leis an gComhrá - Beartas um Forbairt na Healaíona 2011 - 2014 (pdf - 4.33MB)