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South Dublin County Arts Service Announces Guide for Working in Intercultural Contexts.

South Dublin County Arts Service is delighted to announce the publication of, ‘Working in Intercultural Contexts – GUIDE for Local Authorities and Cultural Providers’.

Since 2016, South Dublin, Mayo and Donegal County Councils have collaborated on research to develop models of best practice in relation to cultural diversity under the Arts Council of Ireland, Invitation to Collaboration scheme.    

Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council said,

"South Dublin County Council was delighted to partner with Mayo County Council and Donegal County Council on this project.  South Dublin County Council appreciates the role the Arts play in engaging with our culturally diverse communities, building meaningful relationships, towards the blending of traditional identities with emerging expressions of culture."

This guide is a resource for Local Authorities and cultural providers beginning a process in dialogue  with  our communities, to develop a range of  cultural services that engage more effectively with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Download the Working in Intercultural Contexts – GUIDE for Local Authorities and Cultural providers

Contact South Dublin County Arts Service to receive a hardcopy of the publication. E-mail:

The Arts Council’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme supports Local Authorities to work together on projects that benefit arts development locally, regionally and nationally.

National Mentoring Programme

Opportunity For Writers


Are you a new, emerging or recently published writer? Would you like professional help with your current work-in-progress?

South Dublin County Council Arts Office is supporting the Words Ireland National Mentoring Programme, which will ensure that at least one writer or poet from South Dublin County will benefit from a literature mentoring relationship.

The mentoring process involves 4 x two-hour meetings between the selected ‘mentee’ and their chosen professional writer over a 6 to 8 month period. The mentor will read up to 10,000 words of the mentee’s prose, or a selection of poems, in advance of each meeting and share their critical feedback and advice. The work in progress of the mentee is discussed in depth.

Applications must be made via Submittable. Selected mentees must be willing and able to meet mentors via Skype, Zoom or phone for initial meetings.

Full application details are available here

Creative Ireland South Dublin Stimulus Programme
Open for applications
For further information go to the Creative Ireland page

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