Meet The Team
Tallaght Community Arts Centre opened to the public in July 1996, located in Virginia House, a restored 1837 farmhouse, near The Square Shopping Centre in Tallaght. In 2003, the Virginia House site was sold in order to generate funds for the development of a purpose built arts centre for South Dublin County, located near the Luas at Tallaght Cross.
PARTNERSHIP: As an organisation we have established a number of long-term initiatives in the areas of cultural diversity, youth at risk, older citizens, people with disabilities as well as young emerging artists. We work in partnership with local and national agencies to foster sustainable community development with the arts playing a dynamic role in addressing the needs of Tallaght and the wider South Dublin County communities: geographically, culturally and socially. Our regular local partners include; South Dublin County Partnership, ACT (Active Citizen Together) Cheeverstown House, Dominic’s Community Centre, The Dyspraxia Association of Ireland, New Horizons, St John of God’s, St Michael’s House and both Clondalkin and Tallaght Traveller’s CDP’s.
We are cultural tenants at RUA RED South Dublin County Arts Center in Tallaght since 2009.
Dublin born Tony Fegan is a theatre director and arts learning practitioner. Tony was artistic director of BAC (Battersea Arts Centre) Battersea, London 1985-1988. Tony was Director of Learning at LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) between1992-2007. He developed a wide-ranging and highly influential arts learning programme with national and international artists working with youth, community groups, schools and universities on long-term artist collaboration including site-specific events. He is a founder member of Project Phakama, inter-cultural youth arts exchange programme between London, Southern Africa, India and South America. He has extensive experience in creating multilingual performance through artist in residence projects in intercultural and international settings. In August 2007 Tony took up post as Director at Tallaght Community Arts in Dublin. Since 2007 Tony has repositioned Tallaght Community Arts as an arts development organisation working closely with communities in Tallaght and South Dublin County.
Working at Tallaght Community is a great pleasure and a privilege. I am daily surrounded by a diverse group of intelligent and friendly people. I have been working with Tallaght Community for over twenty years. I currently work with the Director to maintain the day-to-day administrative structures of the organisation to ensure the long-term sustainability of Tallaght Community Arts.
I provide administrative assistance to freelance Project Managers/ Artist Facilitators on individual projects. I also provide administrative support to our long-term programme –The DoubleTAKE supported arts studio for people with disabilities. I produce the in-house publicity for projects. I am also involved in facilitating our Visual Arts programmes.
My name is Cathal Regan. I am the Administrative Assistant for Tallaght Community Arts. I have been the Admin Assistant for Tallaght Community Arts since 2010.
My first introduction to Tallaght Community Arts was invigilating the Fifi Smith exhibition A Long Tearless Night. Since then I have worked on many different projects e.g. Act Up, Aerideacht- Taking the Air.