Open Call for MOMENTUM AWARD

Introducing the MOMENTUM AWARD – Riverbank Arts Centre’s Artist Bursary and Residency Programme 2020 What is it? Riverbank Arts Centre invites applications from professional artists and creative practitioners to take part in a new artist support programme.  The five professional artists and creatives selected will be awarded a cash bursary (€2,000), support-in-kind and a working space (studio/venue space if required) …

Culture Night at Riverbank Arts Centre – Luka Bloom, Keith Walsh and ART FEEDS..

Luka Bloom, Keith Walsh and an exhibition by Kildare Art Collective featuring 31 artists – and all online – a Culture Night with a difference at Riverbank Arts Centre this year on Friday, 18th September. 6pm Online launch of ART FEEDS.. a  collaborative exhibition by Kildare Art Collective featuring the work of 31 artists, poets, musicians and writers.   Developed …

Covid 19 update and Autumn Programme news

STATEMENT by Venue Director In March 2020, following a government announcement, public buildings and arts centres closed their doors in a national effort to curb the spread of Coronavirus, Covid 19.  The impact of Covid 19 on the arts and culture sector is immense, its effects long-lasting and the sector will require much support to recover following the worst of …

SING ME TO THE SEA – at home!

**Update 21st August: Due to the extension of local lockdown announced at 6pm today, Riverbank and Anna Newell Theatre Adventures  are unable to present the planned performances of Sing Me To The Sea in County Kildare. We are presenting some performances in neighbouring counties (Dublin, Louth, Meath, Carlow) the week of 24th – 28th August. To start the booking process, please …

What do YOU think?

Our doors may still be closed but we are continuing to plan and programme events and we are supporting artists to create new work. As we prepare to reopen, we would like to hear from YOU. Please help us by filling out this short survey .  The survey is anonymous, so be as honest as you like. Just a reminder that …

Keith Walsh – Pure Mental… a work-in-progress

UPDATE – Live link is here, join us at 9pm: https://www.facebook.com/riverbankartscentre/live/ Riverbank Arts Centre is presenting  a work-in-progress of Keith Walsh’s debut play,  Pure Mental, live-streamed from the Riverbank stage on Saturday, 27th June.  Having finished up a 5-year stint presenting, in the pressure cooker that is a breakfast show, on National Radio, Keith Walsh finally found a bit of time …

National Drawing Day – competition!

To mark National Drawing Day this year we are hosting a competition! Draw the things that you are enjoying most about being at home or any new things you have discovered. Why not make it a family project and get the members of your household to collaborate on a collage? Go Big & Stay Home, we can’t wait to see …

LIVE – online literary programme

The LIVE Network has created a digital series during the lockdown featuring six Irish writers. Each writer speaks to Dani Gill about their latest book over a cup of tea, coffee or a glass of wine. Intimate and insightful, the series gives readers a chance to hear an extract from the book, get a sense of the story and meet …

TOFFEE – Online event with Sarah Crossan

Riverbank Arts Centre and Kildare Library Service are collaborating on an online event with Sarah Crossan, Laureate Na nÓg, in celebration of Poetry Day Ireland on Thursday 30th April at 2pm. Readers from across the county (and country!) are invited to read Toffee, Sarah’s acclaimed book for young adults, and join in.  Originally planned as a ‘One Book’ schools event, …

Some arts resources for children – March 2020

As there are lots of young people at home looking for activities, we thought we’d share some of the best ones we have come across. From downloadable colouring books for sports fans to making an insect hotel, here’s some activities that might help entertain, distract or even delight! She Can illustrated by Chris Judge published by The Journal – short …