A MOVING EXPERIENCE – Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts, moves offices this autumn
Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, supporting artists who work in social and community contexts, is moving from its home in the Liberties Dublin 8 to Curved St, Temple Bar and the Filmbase building.
After ten years in Dublin 8, Create is taking up an opportunity to move to more contemporary premises, in the Filmbase building and to build new and strong relationships with arts organisations based in Dublin’s premier cultural quarter. It is anticipated that Create will be based in Temple Bar for a period of three years whilst the plans for our exciting capital development are further expanded. After that period of time, Create will begin capital works and fulfil a broader organisational aspiration to develop a national centre for collaborative arts. As a national centre, Create will continue to function as an essential resource to the sector, whilst also acting as a physical creative hub and a catalyst, supporting artists and communities to connect and develop ambitious collaborative arts projects.
Patrick Fox, director Create, on the Move:
“We are very excited by the move to Temple Bar whilst also acknowledging how Create has been enriched by organisations in the Liberties area, having worked closely with NCAD, Liberties Festival, SICCDA and other community groups. Create is committed to its strong relationships with both artists and communities and that commitment will not alter. The move to Temple Bar will offer new opportunities for showcasing the wonderful artwork that can happen when artists and communities of place or interest connect to push the boundaries of art-making. We look forward to new friends, new partnerships, new projects and new initiatives that highlight our key role in promoting collaborative arts.”
Also in the pipeline, accompanying this phase of organisational development for Create are a series of new initiatives from autumn on, such as a relaunched membership with additional benefits including amongst other things, affinity partnerships, affordable insurance for artists and consultation clinics. Also on the horizon are a number of international exchange opportunities that Create will be offering with a variety of partners including, first up, The Australia Council. In the meantime, those who are in the Temple Bar area, from 1st October on, come and join us for a cup of coffee!
Create, 2 Curved Street, (Filmbase Building), Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Telephone numbers for Create’s new premises in Curved Street will appear on the Create website (create-ireland.ie ) shortly. Please use 01-4736600 until 28 September. E-mail addresses are unchanged.