Credits: Picture from the journal.ie
|Year of beginning||2010|
|People involved||Artists and community members: From having only 12 artist studios, it has grown into a 26,000 square ft studio and workshop space over 70 creative studio spaces that currently house over 120 Member. Through their initiatives they have engaged with over 800 artists and members, and 150,000 visitors.|
|Who started the initiative (NGO, public administration, association)||It started as an independent enterprise|
|Type of commons||Cultural|
|Object||BLOCK T is an independent artistic enterprise based in Smithfield, Dublin 7 since 2010. It is founded on the belief that creativity enriches people’s lives.
BLOCK T aspires to influence societal change through cultural engagement.
From having only 12 artist studios, it has grown into a 26,000 square ft studio and workshop space with Hotdesks, Classrooms, Photography Darkroom, Meeting Rooms and over 70 creative studio spaces that currently house over 120 Members.
Over the past five years they have produced over 700 projects, workshops, events and exhibitions that have engaged with over 800 artists and Members. They have welcomed over 150,000 visitors to their buildings and the Smithfield area through their facilities, cultural programming and Skillsets, an alternative learning platform. Education is also central to their institution, for which they have mentored and consulted over 5,000 hours to students, creative individuals, businesses and organisations.
Collaboration is a cornerstone of their business strategy. They have collaborated with and facilitated local businesses, colleges, non for profits and other art and cultural organisations.