Art Works

ArtWorks participants at the Goethe-Institut's library © © TAP ArtWork 2024 © TAP

The ArtWorks 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.

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 ArtWorks 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.

Art Works Programme: A Day at the Goethe-Institut Irland 2024
Treasure Hunt at the Goethe-Institut's library in 2024. | © TAP
While the festival was held digitally in 2020 and 2021 due to the global pandemic, the workshops take place on-site again at the partners as of 2022. In 2024, the programme formerly known as Creative Arts was newly christened ArtWorks.


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