|TALLAGHT COMMUNITY ARTS
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Tallaght Community Arts a pro-active organisation working with local community groups to activate arts programmes in line with the needs of the wider Tallaght community: geographically, culturally and socially. Tallaght Community Arts work focuses on participatory arts, encouraging people of all ages to be involved in the making of art. The organisation’s aim is to work in partnership with local and national agencies in a cross-sector approach to sustainable community development, which puts people and culture at the centre.
Their home in the centre will enable TCA to profile the organisation’s commitment to a decentralised programme of arts projects being developed and delivered in and with local communities, which will be complemented by a programme of participatory arts in RUA RED.
Founded in July 1996, Tallaght Community Arts (TCA) has worked with countless artists over the last 12 years as well as involving hundreds of individuals and community groups in Tallaght in the creation of artistic work. In 2003, Virginia House, TCA’s original home, was sold in order to generate funds for the development of a purpose-built arts centre for South Dublin County in which the organisation would be based. From 2003-2009, TCA was based at a temporary site in Tallaght Village, which has facilitated a lively programme of arts activity encompassing literature, music, visual arts and performance.
TCA’s main priority and commitment is to local groups and communities, and TCA hosts regular exhibitions, Open Art Workshop, Senior Sounds Ensemble, Virginia House Creative Writing Group, the South Dublin Writers Open Forum and more, all of which will continue in the new centre.