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Creative Ireland South Dublin

Creative Communities

South Dublin has a diverse flavour that blends traditional cultural identities with the emerging expressions of culture. Culture and Creativity plays an essential role in the lives of our communities, building connection and wellbeing, and offering insight about our experience and where we live, resulting in projects and events that have captured the public imagination and created many shared public moments.

Here are some of the projects and awards that Creative Ireland has supported this year:

  • Artists in Collaborative Practice

    Ciaran Taylor and White Cane Studio explore personal experiences in a work for stage In The Dark

    Filmmaker Eoin Heaney, with the support of filmmaker Coco Yanyan Liu, and Dr Jun Ni, creates a new short film Hear Me Now that explores with the Chinese Irish community in South Dublin, social identity, gender status and cultural crisis.
  • Incubation Award

    Wishful Thinking is a project designed to provide professional development support as well as production support to Matchbox Productions. Element include mentoring and support, a production shoot and a premiere of the work by the four young artists.
  • Project Awards

    Naomh Bríd – Saol agus Oidhreacht: Muintir Chrónáin presents a musical story.

    Magdalene Research Programme: Rua Red action research programme and studio hub.

    Project Gallery: South Dublin Libraries presents a series of exhibitions that range from educational, local and artistic mediums.

    How I came to Here/Cesair: TCA with Solo Sirens will present a large-scale participatory performance.

    Arts in the Golden Years: South Dublin Libraries a series of arts events aimed at older people, which will also be dementia friendly.
  • 2020 School Cultural Award

    St Peters Apostle NS: To host a series of dance classes which will enable children to communicate through body movement and express mood and feelings. 

    St Rose’s NS: To host a series of drama workshops exploring the possibility of communicating through drama, building self-esteem and enhancing self-confidence.

    Templeogue College: To create an interactive exhibition inspired by the work of 1874 Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. The college propose to engage with the community on this project.

    Divine Mercy SNS: To host a series of drama workshops, giving an opportunity to teachers and children to creatively interrogate discrimination and to celebrate diversity.

    St Brigid’s JNS: Children will take part in a series of dance workshops, which will culminate into a school performance.

    Lucan Est ETNS: Children take part in a project acknowledging the importance of place of their multiple languages and culture.

    Scoil Aonghusa SNS: To host a series of workshops in drama, bodhran lessons and Art.

    Tallaght Community School: Students will devise and perform a one act play. Students are responsible for all aspects of the production including lights, sound, costume and design.

    St Aidan’s Community School: To develop a school radio station where students will train as journalists and broadcasters with School of Jock.

Advancing Creative Communities in South Dublin County

September 2018 saw the launch of South Dublin County’s five year Cultural and Creativity under the Creative Ireland programme. It highlights the potential for: Creative Communities; Sustaining Creativity; Re-imagining Place; Cultural Hubs, Creative Citizens and creative networks and Partnerships.



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