This Arts Office's project aims to increase awareness of available arts opportunities which will in turn, increase arts funding levels in Dublin's North Central Area. Using the Art Office's existing network of Elected Members as a starting point, we are connecting with new artists in the area . We are organising a series of introductory calls in which we provide information about the funding opportunities available, as well as learning more about the artists' respective practices.
Several discretionary grants are being allocated following these call including support for a photographer who had primarily worked the commercial sector, namely weddings and events, prior to the pandemic but found herself returning to her artistic roots during lockdown. The grant is to document the female 'sea swimmers' off the Bull Wall in Clontarf, Dublin 3.
Resident Associations are extremely valuable in this project, linking us with local artists working in their area. One such organisation in Donnycarney through which we work with artist Dayana Bautista who creates lovely murals in parks nearby. Dayana is looking for support to transform the newly regenerated Mucky Lane with a series of portraits of the native flora and fauna that now occupied the space. With the support of the Resident Associations and the Arts Office, Dayana is working on these murals.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.