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Artist Emergency Relief Fund

These are troubling and uncertain times.  And financially, many artists are already facing immediate hardship. The Civic wants to play its part to help us come together as a community to try and make it just a bit easier to get through this.

Although we and many of our venue colleagues have made a commitment to honouring wages and fees on co-productions currently in progress and on hold, this cannot meet the emergency needs of artists.

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Act Up 2020

Supporting the Theatremakers of our Future

Act Up Festival is Tallaght Community Arts’ annual one act theatre festival for secondary schools in South Dublin County. Now in its ninth year, the Act Up Team led by director Jennifer Webster provides guidance to its participating schools by supporting them in preparation, rehearsal and production process.

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Tallaght's Great Paper Rope

Tallaght’s Great Paper Rope will be a sculptural thread of paper rope starting in Tallaght Village and winding 1.5 KM to the Civic Theatre.  Inspired by the area’s history of papermaking Tallaght’s Great Paper Rope will bring together communities, school, arts organisations and artists in a yearlong exploration.  Participants will translate memories, stories and dreams to be woven together with personal artifacts to form Tallaght’s very own bespoke rope. 

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Doors to Elsewhere Ensemble

Doors to Elsewhere is an inclusive theatre ensemble for adults with disabilities living in South Dublin County.Established in 2011, our weekly workshops enable our performers to develop their creative potential in acting, movement, spoken word, music and devising.Our performances are original, devised works collectively created by the participants. All of the artists perform, but they are also the writers, directors and designers of the work.

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Where in this World

Tallaght Community Arts is delighted that 'Where In This World' is currently exhibiting at IT Tallaght Library, 07 – 28 March 2018 'Where In This World' an intercultural inter-generational felt making and storytelling project that brought people in South Dublin County together to share and create, while making felt art,  artist participants weaved together the worlds they come from and the worlds they hope to create.

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Street Arts Academy

Established in 2011 and located in Adamstown, Street Arts Academy is a culturally diverse arts programme for young people 13 – 20 years. It develops visual arts work, music and performance in a Hip Hop aesthetic and fosters cultural leadership.  Each school holiday 60 young people from culturally diverse backgrounds work with some of Ireland’s leading Hip Hop practitioners. The academy is a partnership between South Dublin
County Partnership and Tallaght Community Arts

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Creative campus

Eight secondary school student artists have begun working with Creative Campus ’16 Curator – Jim Cathcart. In keeping with our national commemoration year our artists will explore and create their artistic responses to our Proclomation.  Our artists are 5th year students from Mount Seskin Community College, Tallaght and Deansrath Community College, Clondalkin.

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Aeirdheact - Taking the air

A site-specific participatory performance in the grounds and house of the Pearse Museum Rathfarnham exploring Patrick Pearse’s radical education experiment at St Enda’s School and its contribution to nationalist imagination 100 years ago.

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Doubletake Studio

DoubleTAKE is an arts programme that supports people living with a disability to develop their creativity through and in the arts.  DoubleTAKE seeks to develop a sustainable programme to grow the cultural entitlement of people living with a disability over the long term.   Established in 2010, DoubleTAKE Supported Arts Studio is a professional artist’s studio at Rua Red, South Dublin County Arts Centre.  The studio is home to 80 artist members.