ABOUT   BLOCK T

 
 

BLOCK T is an award-winning not-for-profit creative organisation based in Smithfield, Dublin 7.

  

Our primary purpose is to serve as a catalyst for fine artists, creative individuals and organisations, working to foster, showcase and exchange Talent locally, nationally and internationally.


All income generated through BLOCK T's activities are reinvested back into the organisation to contribute towards the costs of over 80 professionally managed artistic studios, discounted support services to members, and our free artistic and cultural member and public programming. We are working to create a sustainable model for artistic studios which is not overly reliant on state funding, due to the pressure on all such funding in the current climate. However we feel that state support for the professionally managed creative spaces is vital, and we will always be strong advocates for this. We also feel that creative organisations should take an active role in understanding and working out new organisational structures for sustainability, and that state policies should facilitate the emergence of dynamic organisational models.

 

Objective 1: To provide a professionally managed creative cluster in Smithfield which promotes artistic and creative practices, collaboration among Creatives and with the community.

 

Objective 2: To host and produce high quality artistic and cultural programming that engages diverse audiences and delivers shared creative experiences.

 

Objective 3: To become an advocate for artists, creative practitioners and entrepreneurs demonstrating their value to the re-imagining of global urban environments.


As well as curating and programming our own events and exhibitions, we also provide several services:


• Studio Provision and Memberships

• Workshops and Courses

  1. Exhibitions, Screenings and Talks

  2. HOTDESKS

• Talent Mentorship and Advocacy

• Creative Policy Making and Facilitation

Screenprinting

• Darkroom

• Workshop and Room Hire

• Creative Event management and Production

• Creative Design and Solutions

Stage Design, Visual Projections and Lighting

  1. International Talent Exchange


If you are interested in any of these services, please email info@blockt.ie


BLOCK T won the Arts Category of the David Manley Merging Entrepreneur Awards 2013.

BLOCK T also won the first Noone Casey / Dublin Contemporary Mentorship Award in 2011 and `Cultural Attraction of the Year`at the Dublin Living Awards in 2011

BLOCK T have been featured in The Guardian, The Irish Times, ARTE (German television), National Geographic, AnOther magazine and Aljazeera (English), amongst others.

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  BLOCK T

  ABOUT THE BUILDING

BLOCK T`s current headquarters are located in the  former probation office (2,000 sqM) and a former tile factory (800 sqM) and warehouse on Smithfield Square in Dublin’s inner city. These buildings encompass:



  1. 90 resident studios

  2. Galleries

  3. Workshop rooms

  4. Performance room

  5. Communal room

  6. Photography darkroom

  7. Screenprinting facility

  8. Meeting rooms

  9. Courses











































































 

      BLOCK  T  -  TEAM

BEN READMAN

Director

ben@blockt.ie

JOE SALAM

Director

joe@blockt.ie

LAURA G DOVN

Managing Director

laura@blockt.ie

SIMON MC KEAGNEY

Team Facilitator

GRACE MC EVOY

Visual Arts Director

grace@blockt.ie

NICK LINDERS

Director

nick@blockt.ie

CONSTANCE VANCE

Development

Support

MARIA FLORES

Development Support

  PREVIOUS TEAM

CRAIG COX

Gallery Technician


ROSANNA CARDER

Development Support



FIONA CASHELL Project Assistant




VICKY GARNETT

Development and Marketing Support





 


MARJA KOVANDA

Front of House









SIOBHÁN

NIC CHUMHAILL

Development Support










STÉPHANE PERETTI

Development Support


 

LILI HELLER

Director

lili@blockt.ie

MAISIE MC NEICE

Damn Fine Print

 

GILL THORPE

Graphic Design Support

KEVIN  

COSTELLOE

Stores Manager

JOHANNA ARCHBOLD

Information Systems

SHELBY

WOODS

Development Support

ROISIN

GODFREY

Social Media and Darkroom

NINA PANAGOPOULOU

Front of House

NICHOL GRAY

BLOCK T Members Programming

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ELLIE

GOOD

Policy Development

Support

AURORE

DAMAY

Business Development

Support

AILVE MC  

CORMACK

Development Support

CIARON

FITZPATRICK

Graphic Design Support

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HANNA HESSE

Skillsets Support

KIM

WILLOUGHBY

Head of Damn Fine Print

ELEONORA 

LEONARDI

Bookeeping

LEONA TALBOT

Studio Member Liaison

MELLA TRAVERS

Head of the Darkroom

AMY FOX

Support Team Facilitator

MELANIE

KOSACH

Graphic Design