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Check out our latest issue of What's On April - June 2018

Call out for local companies to take part in Workplace Choir 

We’re inviting companies to become involved in a workplace choir.  Two companies will be selected to take part, one from the east of the County and one from the West.

No previous experience of singing in a choir is needed – this will be informal and fun! The idea is that short sessions will take place one day a week for 10 weeks, timed to coincide with lunchtime. Full details here.

Opportunites in dlr Arts Office

We are seeking an experienced Social Media Co-ordinator to closely work with dlr Arts Office to manage our social media presence and content creation.  This is a part-time role, working outside the office. Full details here on how to apply. Closing date for applications: Friday 11 May.

We are also inviting applications for External Producers for a number of exhibitions in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon in 2019 and 2020. A panel will be formed from which the most appropriate producer will be selected for each exhibition. Full details on the role and how to apply here. Closing date for applications: Friday 18 May.

A Bird in the House - featured on RTÉ Culture

RTÉ Culture has featured Michael Fortune's project with the Travelling community in Ballyogan and Southside Travellers Action Group, 'A Bird in the House, God Bless her'. Last September, Michael began working with members of our local Travelling community and they shared a wealth of folklore and customs. Michael captured all these on video and the collection is very special containing ancient and contemporary folklore.

This project is part of EXIT 15 a partnership programme between Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Voluntary Arts Ireland working with people and organisations living, working and based in the Ballyogan area. EXIT 15 is funded under the Arts Council's Invitation to Collaboration Schene 2017 and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

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Kids Open Art Studio Ballyogan!

Level 1, Samuel Beckett Civic Campus, 3rd Tuesday of the month 1.30-3.30pm 

March 20th, April 17th, May 15th, June 19th

Join Helen Barry in the new Open Studio for kids in the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus, Ballyogan.

We are delighted to announce that the popular Open Studio is growing wings and coming to Ballyogan!

Free, no booking required, just drop in! Please note that the artists will not supervise your child, a parent/guardian must stay with child.


May Kids Art Studio:  Tuesday 8 and Saturday 12

Project Room (Level 3, beside the Gallery)

Every 2nd Tuesday of each month from 11am- 1pm and every 2nd Saturday of each month from 2.30-4.30pm

We've had lots of interest in the Open Studio for adults so we are starting one just for kids. Join our Open Art Studio for kids of all ages. If your child likes to paint, draw, make, fold or sculpt this is not to be missed. Artists will be on hand to help as little or as much as you'd like, materials and space area free, please note that it is not the responsibility of the artists to supervise your child. No booking required, just drop in.

Open Art Studio for Adults

Project Room, Level 3 (beside the Gallery)

Every Friday from 11am-1pm, suitable for adults. Join our Open Studio, it doesn’t matter if you are new to this sort of thing or a practicing artist, come along. Artist Emma Finucane will be on hand to help as little or as much as you’d like, materials and space are free.

No booking required, just drop in.


Update on dlr First Frames Scheme 2018

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is extremely disappointed to learn about the liquidation of Filmbase; Filmbase, who had over 30 years’ experience in the sector, was contracted by the County Council to manage all aspects of the dlr First Frames Scheme for emerging filmmakers. The liquidation of Filmbase has now unfortunately led to the suspension of the dlr First Frames Scheme until further notice.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is committed to advocating for the support of emerging filmakers working in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area, and we will work to highlight relevant film opportunities and provide information or updates via our ebulletin and website. If you would like to sign up for this, please email arts@dlrcoco.ie

Keep checking this page for regular updates on events organised by dlr Arts Office