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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
- Early Years Music Workshops at dLexIcon (pdf - 489kb)
- Municipal Gallery Programming Policy 2015-2016 (Draft)
- dlr LexIcon Gallery Programme: Soundings - Collective Memories of the Sea
- dlr Open Submission Exhibition
- Call for Curator - Exhibition Programme at Municipal Gallery at dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire Note extended deadline to Thursday 27th November (pdf - 98kb)
- dlr Arts Grants Scheme 2015
- dlr County Council/HSE Dublin Mid Leinster Arts and Health Partnership Call
for Dance and Older Persons Project
- dlr Culture Night Programme 2014 - 23 free Events in 19 Venues (pdf - 600kb)
- Call for Early Years Music Practitioners
- Arts and Health Partnership - Review of 'Musical Memories' Choirs (pdf - 34kb)
- dlr Writer in Residence 2014 - 2015
- Inter/Generation: Arts Programme of Free Architectural-Themed Events
- Call for Proposals from Performing Arts Practitioners: Public Art Commission
- dlr Grants Awarded 2014
- Arts Participation and Learning Assistant Jobbridge Internship
- Opportunity:Film Commissions for Emerging Filmmakers
- Inter/Generation Architecture Project: Demesne Change Weekend of Workshops Booking Information (pdf - 57kb)
- Opportunity:Call for dlr Writer in Residence 2014 - 2015 (pdf - 60kb)
- Opportunity:Visual Arts Commission - Call for Proposals
- Pressed: an exhibition of contemporary print- County Hall- 5th – 19th September 2013
- Call for Community Based Dance Project August 2013 - December 2015
- Public Event - What's the Story? - Putting the Short Story in the Spotlight
- Free Creative Writing Course in Dundrum Library
dlr Arts Sculpture Trail
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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)