A4 plans to build the first truly participative socially engaged arts and education centre in Dublin. Drawing on the best elements from existing artist studios, maker spaces, social spaces and education practices both nationally and internationally, we will develop a unique model which both supports practitioners develop professionally and makes a social change to how we as citizens, young and old have access to the arts and education.
Specifically, we have 4 aims:
1. To provide access to the physical resources and facilities needed to produce high quality artistic work;
2. To provide training in a wide range of areas, from visual arts practice to technical skills such as software development;
3. To foster a multidisciplinary community of visual artists, musicians, designers, filmmakers, and tinkerers; and
4. To build strong links with other communities including local schools and community groups