Project Arts Centre

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Project Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts centre located in Dublin's Temple Bar that puts on visual art and performance.

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 auditorums, 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.[citation needed] One of the companies that has had a long association with the Project is Rough Magic Theatre. 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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Coordinates: 53°20′42″N 6°15′58″W / 53.345°N 6.26624°W / 53.345; -6.26624