Vision/Mission

Vision

Our vision is of a community with creativity at its heart. A community in which artists work and local people are offered the opportunity to engage with the arts.

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People

Common Ground is directed by a voluntary board of people with experience in the areas of arts, community development, business, education and youth work.

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History

Common Ground was founded in 1998 as an arts development organisation for the Canal Communities area. The Canal Communities area spans Inchicore, Rialto, Kilmainham and Bluebell in Dublin 8. The inspiration for setting up Common Ground came from research commissioned by the Canal Communities Partnership, which explored the potential role of arts and culture in urban community regeneration.

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Get Involved

At Common Ground, we work every day to ensure that everyone has equal access to the transformative power of the arts. We connect with people living in the Canal Communities. We introduce theatre makers, musicians, visual artists, dancers and more – to communities we believe will work together. We support artists to develop their work in a collaborative way with the local community. Together they all make art on their own terms. We pave the way for art to come to our neighbourhood.

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Strategy

Common Ground is a constantly developing and evolving organisation. We seek to learn from our experiences and to share the learning with others as we grow. We are currently developing a new strategic plan that will direct our work for the next three years.

 

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