10 Days in Dublin is a multidisciplinary, open-format, arts festival, which includes all types of art or performance: music, comedy, theatre, film, painting, sculpture, you name it. It takes place between July 4th - 13th. This year we will have over 200 acts performing all around the Capital in venues ranging from the The Workmans, Smock Alley and The Irish Writers Centre
Over the last two years Dan Bergin, Rob Kearns, Jack Berrill and Colm McNally have stewarded 10 Days in Dublin from having a relatively small programme into the largest open format festival in Ireland. This team has now expanded to include a truly dynamic group of young individuals. However, we couldn’t have done this without the help of the artists, volunteer team and most importantly you; the public. This year we are looking to break new ground by providing dedicated supports for Film, Visual Arts & Spoken Word.
We need you to help us help the artists showcase the vibrant work that this city has to offer and continue to make 10DID the only true showcase for all art in the City.
What We Want To Do:
We want our films to be shown in the best possible environment and as they were meant to be screened. This will require hiring out venues capable of meeting our artists’ demands in terms of size and technical specifications. We will also need to pay for guest transport and hospitality, as well as publicity during the festival.
10 Days in Dublin are creating a space for artists of all skill and profession to show their work. The money raised will help us continue to open this opportunity. With any exhibition the costs of printing, presenting, venue hire are considerations, but also the truly amazing moments in visual arts are when you can find venues that are unexpected. We want to twin these with great artists and create a spectacle that is accessible to all.
Funding the Spoken Word strand of the festival would enable us to pay for venue rental, technical requirements and a publication in which to showcase the work of our performing artists. More than anything this funding would mean giving a voice to the artists who want to stand up and be heard. With a thriving Spoken Word scene in Dublin at the moment the opportunity to provide a platform with which to enable Poets, Writers and Artists to perform this is an extremely worthy and exciting cause.
We rely on the generosity of our supporters to help keep the festival going and this year to expand our program further. In order to help 10 Days in Dublin become an inclusive and sustainable festival that will continue to support new and established artists showcase their work we need your help. We want to give you something special from the festival as a reward and we hope you’ll want to be part of creating something very special.