Engage The City
is a artist-led research programme developed by Dublin City Council Culture Company. We want to connect artists and communities who are interested in collectively exploring and developing their creative skills. We will act as a catalyst in this research, linking the work of participating artists to communities, and indeed to urban development research in Dublin and in other European cities. Through this programme, we create the conditions for artists and community members to learn, participate and grow through direct, hands-on cultural engagement.
So what does that actually mean? Engage The City
is a programme where artists and communities can apply for support (money, mentorship and group workshops with other people in the programme) from Dublin City Council Culture Company to try out new ideas where artists and communities work together. This programme will take place between February and June 2019. More information about the open call and how to apply are available here.
Dublin City Council Culture Company is a new company established to create and deliver cultural initiatives in Dublin City, and to initiate, implement and manage cultural programmes and buildings for the benefit of the citizens of Dublin, locally and citywide. Collaborating with citizens, communities, cultural organisations, businesses, and Dublin City Council itself, the company’s work is focused on embedding cultural experiences and increasing cultural participation throughout Dublin’s neighbourhoods.
Our entire approach is value-driven - Participation, Partnership, Relevance, Quality, and Capacity Building - in our strategy, operations, programmes, and organisational design. You can read more about Dublin City Council Culture Company’s vision, mission and values at www.dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie