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Creative Arts Programme

Creative Arts Programme © Goethe-Institut Irland

The Creative Arts Programme is a project of the Trinity Access Programme in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Irland and partners from the cultural scene for students who are between school and further education.

The week-long programme is designed to help young people from across Dublin gain greater access to culture and cultural institutions. It is a spin-off of the Freiraum Project, which was very successfully adopted until 2021 but has now ended.

Gallery Day 2022: Workshop with artist Tara Whelan Gallery Day 2022: In the workshop with artist Tara Whelan, students made sound collages. | © Goethe-Institut Irland During the week of the Creative Arts Programme, each day is dedicated to a different cultural institution: students participate in music, theatre, art, and creative writing workshops while gaining access to theatres, galleries, writing centers, or concert halls – places they may have previously perceived as denied. In the workshops, representatives from the institutions encourage the young people to discover new ways of thinking, to use their creativity, and to become actively involved in Dublin's creative scene – and in this way to take the spaces for themselves as well.

Creative Arts Programme: A Day at the Goethe-Institut Irland 2022. After a two-year pandemic, the Creative Arts Programme was back on site at the Goethe-Institut Irland. | © Trinity Access Programme While the festival was held digitally in 2020 and 2021 due to the global pandemic, the workshops will once again take place on-site at the partners in June 2022. Partners this year include Douglas Hyde Gallery, The LAB, Fishamble Theatre Company, Abbey Theatre, Fighting Words and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.


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