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Dublin’s independent arts scene: A silver lining in recession

23 November 2010

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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.

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via The Guardian

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