Dublin’s independent arts scene: A silver lining in recession
While Dublin is making headlines for its financial instability, local artists, designers and writers are making the most of the situation.
They have taken over closed-down shops, unused garages and vacant warehouses, and turned them into spaces for art exhibitions, performances and gigs.
Over the last 18 months, they have formed collectives and not-for-profit organisations, and have kept their spaces running using private funds and diminishing government grants.
Dublin has quietly become a city of pop-up spaces, a development almost unthinkable just a few years ago.