For over 50 years Project Arts Centre has been a home, hub and hive for adventurous artists and audiences. What began in 1966 as a small artist-led collective is now evolving into Ireland’s national centre for the contemporary arts. Influenced, inspired and shaped by our location in the heart of Dublin’s city and the people living here, Project is committed to putting audiences at the heart of its artistic planning by supporting diverse artists to make and present work that speaks to the complexities of contemporary life in Ireland.
Project’s purpose built home in Temple Bar is a centre for artists, arts workers and audiences of all ages, housing a year round programme of visual and performing arts in two theatre spaces and a gallery, as well as providing informal meeting spaces and artist hot desks for the development of new work.
Our mission is to inspire, provoke and challenge through great art. By supporting creative risks taken by a diverse range of artists, we support undermined or undervalued artistic messages and platform moments that risk being unheard, unimagined or unseen, challenging audiences to think beyond the status quo.
As Ireland’s first, and busiest arts centre, Project currently presents over 600 events a year to an audience of over 50,000 people, as well as supporting the presentation and touring of the work of independent artists as part of our Project Artist initiative. It is not only a home for contemporary arts, but also a producing house, a resource for artists and a critical hub. Project works with artists across all art forms to make and present extraordinary work and is constantly exploring new and ambitious forms of engagement to make art accessible to newer and wider audiences.