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As Dublin City grows and intensifies, the importance and value placed on creating local cultural hubs is more relevant than ever.

These hubs help define and give character and meaning to the City. They provide a benefit to the public in their experience and engagement with arts and culture and can also bring direct benefits to artists engaging in their local community. As Dublin has become an increasingly diverse city, the role of such hubs and arts provision can enable the progress of a respectful multicultural society.

KIN is actively examining ways to shape more socially inclusive and sustained forms of arts access and participation – linked to educational goals, progressive community development measures and quality engagement in various public realm projects. This process will necessitate a patient, incremental approach to promoting shared critical thinking and collaboration within our broad local community – and in particular with those artists and cultural sector workers who live/practice in the KIN area.

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Cultural Hubs in KIN

There is already a considerable base of arts practices in the KIN area – located within youth, and community development projects, local schools, and the Inchicore College – all that achieve positive learning outcomes, and actively seek further opportunities and resources, to expand the range and quality of their arts engagement processes
IMMA is the lead National Institution for visual arts with a long-established education and community department – and enabler/collaborator with local community groups.

Common Ground is a celebrated locally based arts organisation in the heart of a historic and ever-changing area in the south west inner city of Dublin. It’s been working for nearly 23 years to ensure equal access to and participation in the arts in its immediate community, and in communities nationally.

Richmond Barracks and its particular cultural/arts remit is yet another important cultural hub since its recent re-opening.

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