Riverbank Arts Centre – MUSIC BURSARY – applications open!

Riverbank Arts Centre invites applications from professional musicians (of all genres) for a new music artist support programme.  The primary objective of the Riverbank Arts Centre Music Bursary is to provide opportunities for Kildare-based professional musicians to develop their practice and/or to create and develop new work. Two bursaries are available as part of this programme – each comprising a …

Fizz&Chips – Never Mind the Weather

In December we announced that we had commissioned Fizz&Chips to create Never Mind The Weather, with the support of a commission award by The Arts Council.  Never Mind The Weather is an outdoor performance for schools on the themes of adaptivity and resilience. This new theatre work will be performed as an in-progress showing through the classroom windows of primary schools in Kildare. Although the …

WHITEBOARD SCHOOLS PROGRAMME – Spring edition!

Online events, activities & resources for Primary Schools Teachers! We are delighted to offer three online arts events/activities in the coming weeks that can be used in a classroom setting or shared through school communication software such as Aladdin, Seesaw or Google Teams. Join writer Patricia Forde for Seachtain na Gaeilge as she reads from her book, Mise Agus An …

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021 – some recommendations!

Our Monday cinema nights might be on hold until safer times, but our enthusiasm for great movies has not diminished – on the contrary! We are delighted to support our long-time partners at Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (online this year) and to recommend a selection of titles we would be very keen to screen at Riverbank Arts Centre, …

SPOTLIGHT ON… Griese Youth Theatre

Riverbank Arts Centre has been honoured to work with Griese Youth Theatre in various ways over the years – numerous GYT productions have been seen on the Riverbank Stage, many of their members have taken part in workshops and programmes at Riverbank, and their members are very regular and enthusiastic attenders of our theatre programme. We had great plans to …

Super Paua Stories/Opowiadania Super Paua – callout for writers

We are working in partnership with Super Paua on Super Paua Stories/Opowiadania Super Paua Super Paua Stories Series 3 is focused on Polish language and culture. Super Paua are looking to commission contemporary, playful and exciting stories for children that: Are written in Polish That are bilingual, with one of the languages being Polish That are written in English with …

SPOTLIGHT ON… Irish Military History Seminar

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to play host to the Irish Military History Seminar each summer, which is presented by the Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations in partnership with JuneFest.  While the festival couldn’t go ahead as planned in 2020 due to Covid 19 restrictions, online events were presented throughout the Autumn/Winter, including events recorded  on the Riverbank stage. You …

Children’s Books for Challenging Times

At Riverbank Arts Centre we have a strong commitment to presenting and promoting a broad range of children’s literature and celebrating authors and illustrators. Our current literary programme includes working with writers Padraig Kenny, Sarah Webb, Jacqui Hurley and Patricia Forde on schools events and Children’s Books Ireland on a Virtual Book Clinic as part of First Fortnight. As children …

First Fortnight online programme 2021

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to partner with First Fortnight festival once again to bring you an online programme of arts events and activities. Now in its 12th year, First Fortnight is an arts-based mental health charity that organises a festival at the beginning of the year, aimed at raising awareness of mental health and challenging stigma. This year’s programme …

Happy Christmas from Riverbank Arts Centre

As we reach the end of a challenging year, we would like to thank you for your support and for trying so many new arts experiences alongside us including online exhibitions, immersive family music and theatre shows, zoom workshops, and livestreamed theatre and music. Special thanks to all the artists and practitioners who worked closely with us to find new …