DCC launches new Arts and Culture survey  

by Rose Barrett
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Dublin City Council has launched a new research project into the provision of arts and culture spaces, programmes, activities and services within the Dublin North-Central area of the city, writes Rose Barrett.

The study will seek to explore how artists and arts organisations interact with the local community, identify existing barriers to participation, and generate new ideas to improve arts infrastructure in the North Central area in the future. 

Dublin North-Central has become one of the fastest growing administrative areas of Dublin City, covering neighbourhoods such as Kilbarrack, Raheny, Belmayne, Clongriffin, Donaghmede, Coolock, Clontarf, Fairview, Darndale, Priorswood and Clare Hall, Artane and Beaumont. Despite a steady growth in resident numbers and community initiatives, the provision of arts and cultural infrastructure in the area remains low compared to other parts of Dublin.

The project builds on recent research undertaken to inform the Dublin City Council Development Plan, which recognises there is a fundamental link between arts infrastructure and developing sustainable places; that art provides mutual benefits to both the artist and to the community in which they create.

The first phase of the research project includes a survey which is being hosted at www.dublinnorthcentral.ie and the deadline for responses is Sunday (April 3 next).

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