Since 1994 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has taken great pride in developing and supporting the Arts. The Council views the arts as an important service that contributes to the quality of life for those who live in, work in and visit the County. We are extremely proud of our reputation as a supportive home for the arts and believe in their intrinsic value and the vital contribution that they make to the wellbeing and quality of life of the County.
Over the last 22 years the Council’s Arts Office has commissioned and produced an exciting range of festivals, exhibitions, artist residencies, schools projects, arts and health initiatives and public art programmes in order to grow and sustain local arts development.
We are proud to manage The Grainstore, dlr's Youth Arts Facility provide an annual subvention to support the work of the Pavilion Theatre and dlr Mill Theatre and facilitate individual artists and arts organisations through the provision of dlr annual Arts grants
Through the dlr Music Education Partnership we lead on the delivery of Music Generation dlr - a new music education service for children and young people ages 0 to 18 in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. It is part of Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.
We manage one of the longest running artists in schools schemes in the country in partnership with Blackrock Education Centre, supporting the cultural education of primary school children since 1994. We are also proud of our relationship with the HSE mid-Leinster. Working together we have developed new ways of working in the field of Arts and Health by investing in research based commissions and programming for older people and people with disabilities in particular.
Contact DLR Parks
Phone: (01) 236 2759
Assistant Arts Officers:
Carolyn Brown, Máire Davey and Ciara King
Music Generation, Music Development Officer:
Dr Jennifer O'Connor-Madsen