Arts Policy and Resources

Arts Policy and Resources

Please click here to view the Childrens and Early Years Arts Strategy

Please click here to view the Arts Development Strategy 2022 2026

South Dublin County Council is committed to ensuring access to key policy and research documents, evaluations, reports and toolkits that have been made available through programmes developed and supported by the Arts Office. These resources are also essential to groups or individuals looking to advocate for the arts within their own communities.

Browsing though our listing, you will find:

  • Policy documents that identify areas for development in the arts in the county
  • Research publications that offer detailed findings on themes related to arts policy
  • Resources including lesson plans and toolkits that can be utilised by youth workers, second-level teachers and other practitioners.
  • Evaluation reports regarding a number of projects throughout the County in an aim to promote sharing and learning of practice.
ReframeSDCC Arts Development Strategy 2022-2026
Working-in-Intercultural-Context-ImageAg Obair i cGomhthéacsanna Idirchultúrtha - Treoir d’Oifigí Ealaíon Údarás Áitiúil agus do Sholáthróirí Cultúir
Working In Intercultural Contexts - Guide for Local Authorities and Cultural Providers
Policy: South Dublin County Arts Development Strategy 2016-2020
Straitéis Forbartha Ealaíon 2016-2020
Research: Research report into the practices of Professional Artists from Immigrant, New Communities and Traveller Backgrounds

Resources: Creative Approaches for Learning 2012 Lesson Plans

 Film in the Curriculum
 Drama in the Curriculum
 Dance in the Curriculum-Social Change

Resources: Creative Approaches for Learning 2011 Lesson Plans

 Dance and the English Curriculum
 Learning through design thinking
 Using Comics Across the Curriculum
 Soundtracks lesson plan

Resources: Creative Approaches for Learning 2010 Lesson Plans

 Dance Workshop Across the Curriculum
 Music and the History and English Curriculum
 Architecture Across the Curriculum
 Visual Art Exhibition and Curriculum Links

Resources: Creative Approaches for Learning 2009 Lesson Plans

 Dance-Art-Design Lesson Plan
 Visual Arts-Creative Writing-IT Lesson Plan
 Music and other curriculum

Resources: Listen to NOISE Toolkit 2009

 Steps for engaging young people in critical and creative thinking about issues important to them. Aimed at youth workers, the toolkit presents practical, hands-on and creative activities geared toward using song lyrics, writing and poster design to explore issues related to health, community, the environment and society. For a copy of the toolkit, please email the Youth Arts Coordinator at 

Resources: Scribble Skills Toolkit 2010

 A toolkit, available here, has been put together by these organisations to assist in the development of public art projects with young people.

 Scribble Skills Toolkit

Evaluation: Fun with Film 2012

 Fun with Film 2012 Report

Evaluation: Wonderland--in two parts 2012

 Wonderland 2011--the performance TCS Wonderland Report-2011
 Wonderland 2012- Wonderland-Dance Film Project 2012

Evaluation: Review of NOISE Flicks 2009 - 2011

 NOISE Flicks 2009-11 Evaluation Final
 NOISE Flicks Evaluation 2009 - 2011 Appendices

Evaluation: APT Visual Arts Project 2011

 Inter-generational visual arts projects in the County.
 APT Visual Arts Project 2011-Report

Evaluation: Creative Approaches for Learning 2009 - 2010

 Creative Approaches Evaluation 2009 -2010
 Creative Approaches Evaluation 2009 -2010-Appendices
 Creative Approaches 2011 Evaluation Report

Evaluation: Drawn Together 2011

 Graphic Novel Project Evaluation

Evaluation: Treading Water 2011

 Treading Water Final Report

Evaluation: Firhouse Community College TY Video Production Module 2010 - 2011

 Firhouse Social Inclusion Film Project Eval-May 2011

Evaluation: In Your Shoes 2010

 In Your Shoes Evaluation 2010

Evaluation: Coláiste Bríde Home Away from Home: Home exhibition and establishing the Green Gallery, January – May 2010

 Colaiste Bride Home and Green Gallery- August 2010

 Evaluation: Tallaght Young Filmmakers

 The Phase 1 report is available upon request. Please email

 Tallaght Young Filmmakers-Phase 2- June 2010

Evaluation: CLICK-CLICK 2010

 CLICK-CLICK Report Download

Evaluation: Jobstown Youth Arts Project, 2009

 Jobstown Youth Arts Project-No Appendices

 Jobstown Youth Arts Project- Appendices