The Umbrella Project by Rhona Byrne, commissioned by Fire Station Artists’ Studios and supported by Dublin City Council
The Arts Council and local government (through the County and City Management Association – CCMA) are commissioning an independent, strategic review of the network of venues and arts centres across the country.
The review will focus on the infrastructure of professionally-managed arts buildings that are open to the public throughout the year, and will be used to help develop a coordinated, spatially-informed strategy to support and develop the built infrastructure for the arts.
This has come about as a result of the agreement signed in 2016 between the Arts Council and local government, A Framework for Collaboration (PDF, 1.5 MB) and the review is a part of the goals of this agreement.
A consultation phase has been incorporated into the study and all stakeholders will have the opportunity to participate.
Award for tender
The successful tenderer for the Venues Review is CHL Consultants and they will begin work before the end of the year. A short edited extract of the invitation to tender is available here (DOC, 36.5KB)
For further information please see a press release about the venues review in our news section.