axis' arts development work provides access to both participation and development in all areas of the arts. This is done through our work in arts in education, youth arts, artists development, multi displinary art classes, arts projects, early years projects, and development projects in community settings among many others.
Commencing 2018, axis is to be the Irish partner on a new major European project led by Creative Carbon Scotland exploring the role creativity, arts and culture has to play in society’s adaptation to climate change. We are looking forward to getting started on this project this autumn 2018.
The Arts Guarantee is a new inititiave launched by Trinity Comprehensive secondary school (Ballymun) earlier this year. More of a dynamic long-term 'committment' rather than an actual project, the school 'guarantees' a number of creative, cultural and arts experiences for each and every one of their students from 1st year right through to 6th year.
axis is one of the key strategic partners on this this Arts Guarantee. We have developed a menu of opportunties and projects for the school and students that will be rolled out from late September 2018.
THREADS is axis' women in dance project. Now in its 6th year, THREADS will kick off on 25th September with a final show taking place in axis theatre late April/early May 2019.
The Words That Bind Us
Saturday 16th March
An international artistic collaboration of St. Patrick’s Festival with the Scottish Government, the British Council and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, in association with axis Ballymun, Neu! Reekie! and the Scottish Poetry Library.
Thursday 18th April
‘The Creative Motel’ is a platform for emerging and established Irish artists, musicians and spoken word poets. First launched as part of the ‘Otherworld Festival’ back in 2017, this will be the 3rd instalment of the Creative Motel series. The evening will bring together some of the coolest acts under one creative roof. Hosted and produced by musician and broadcaster, Ger Kellett, who has been an active musician on the Irish hip hop scene for over six years.
Tuesday 9th - Tuesday 16th April
‘LiFT Youth Arts Festival’ kicks off this March with a week-long programme of events for young people aged 13-23 years. The festival offers a range of free shows, workshops, gallery exhibitions and master classes. There’s also a ‘Little LiFT’ programme for younger festival goers (10 -12 years).
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th
These events are the culmination of the axis assemble Theatre artist bursary launched in late 2018. There will be three days of showings, presentations and works in development in our theatre at the end of June. Watch our social media and website for further details closer to the dates.
axis offers mentorship, space, development time and production to a range of theatre artists over the years, becoming a cultural hub on the Northside of Dublin and a space where artists and the public come together and assemble to develop and explore new work and new ideas.