dlr Arts E-Bulletin 12th May 2015
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Welcome to the dlr Arts Office fortnightly e-bulletin where we will keep you up to date with our vibrant and rich arts programme.  Our aim is to provide opportunities for people of all ages to engage with the arts as creators, spectators and participants.

dlr Celebrating 1916

2016 marks the Centenary of the 1916 Rising. To assist the citizens of the county in engaging with this landmark occasion Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce a Grants Programme for its ‘DLR Ireland 2016’ celebrations.

To learn more about the grants and the wider Ireland 2016 programme there will be two public consultation evenings taking place on May 13th at 7.30pm in the dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire and on May 14th at 7.30pm at Marlay House, Marlay Park, Dublin 14. These will be ideal opportunities to discuss the grants and proposals as well as exchange ideas.

Closing date for applicants is May 29th 2015.

For grant applications and further information please visit the
Read More Link. 

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dlr Arts Access Funding

A second round of Arts Access grant funding is available in 2015 to provide support to targeted areas of the community in need of greater opportunities for artistic expression. The grants will be awarded to Youth Service Providers to facilitate local community arts access for youth people.
Arts Access Grants are supported by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
The closing date is Friday June 5th 2015
For application guidelines see the Read More Link
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Community Choice Collections, Claire Halpin artist/curator and the OPW. 

In March 2015 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Office of Public Works (OPW) invited a group of older people from dlr County to work with selected artist/curator Claire Halpin to collaboratively select and curate an exhibition of artworks for the dlr LexIcon Muncipal Gallery in November 2015. 

The group meet every Wednesday with Claire Halpin in the Project Room of dlr LexIcon to research and learn about the OPW collection.  Over the last number of weeks the group have had the rare opportunity to visit the OPW collection housed in the main offices on St. Stephens Green.  

The selection process is well underway with two defined categories -
The Definites and The Maybes.  Check out Claire's blog to discover more about this exciting project.

Image above: Participants of the Community Choice Collections in the dlr LexIcon Project Room in discussion. 
Claire's blog

Umbrella Theatre Company to premiere Joyce's Wake

Umbrella Theatre Company will present the premiere of Joyce's Wake, a new two-act play by Michael Casey, in the Maureen O'Hara Studio, Mill Theatre, Dundrum.
Tuesday 16th June Bloomsday until Saturday 20th June.

Joyce's Wake traces the Joyce family's period in Paris from 1922 -1940, James Joyce is at last a celebrated scholar and has begun Finnegan's Wake, which was to be his final masterpiece.

Umbrella Theatre Company has been awarded a dlr Arts Grant in 2015 in relation to this play

Tickets €12.00 at Mill Theatre, Dundrum.
Box Office (01) 2969340 or   

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