10:30am - 4:30pm
Transcultural Dialogues 1
Civic Theatre, Thurs, 12 Apr, 10.30 -12.30pm
Migrant communities and organisations from across South County Dublin will discuss their approach to building and sustaining a strong community and cultural identity. Lunch will be provided.
Transcultural Dialogues 2
Rua Red/Civic Theatre. Thurs, 12 Apr, 2pm - 4.30pm.
Origami workshop with USHA at Rua Red Gallery 2pm - 2.30pm
Arts and cultural organisations discuss their approach to multi-ethnic arts provision in South County Dublin and wider Ireland Civic Theatre 2.30pm - 4.30pm.
Transcultural Dialogues is a free event but booking is essential. Book online or contact reception on 01 451 5860.
Forum is part of a cultural diversity research project commissioned by South Dublin County Arts Office, Rua Red and Civic Theatre. Its objective is to explore the cultural richness of migrant communities living throughout South Dublin County. Envisaged as a steppingstone towards a long-term process of connection, collaboration and engagement, Forum invites community leaders and arts sector providers to engage in a series of transcultural dialogues to learn from each other in mutual exchange. Forum aims to identify barriers to access and provision that may exist or inhibit ethnic groups from originating or participating in art and cultural activities in South Dublin County arts venues. Central to this event is an understanding of cultural diversity as a plurality of identities, described in the UNESCO Universal Declaration on cultural diversity is ‘an adaptive process [with] a capacity for expression, creation and innovation’.
This research project is supported by Civic Theatre, Rua Red, South Dublin County Arts Office, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology, Create - National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts and the Global Migration Collective.