Project Arts Centre
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Project Arts Centre is Ireland’s leading centre for the development and presentation of contemporary art, dedicated to supporting artists and protecting the next generation of Irish artists across all forms of the performing and visual arts. Based in Temple Bar, Dublin, it consists of two performances spaces (the Cube – capacity of 73-82 and the Space Upstairs, capacity of 180 – 220) and a gallery.
Founded in 1967 after a three-week festival at the Gate Theatre in 1966, Project Arts Centre had several homes before it opened for business in a converted factory on East Essex Street in 1975. This building was demolished in 1998 and a new purpose-built space containing two auditoriums, a gallery and a bar opened on the same site in 2000. Project Arts Centre has often been controversial and has sometimes had internal difficulties but throughout its history it has played an important role in the Irish arts scene.. The centre is also a key venue for many of the city's performing arts festivals including Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin Writers Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival and Dublin Theatre Festival.
Project Arts Centre is in Dublin's Temple Bar. Its current Artistic Director is Cian O'Brien(since 2011) and its Curator of Visual Arts is Tessa Giblin (since 2006).
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