Dublin City Council Seeking Ideas for Former DIT School of Music
Dublin City Council has issued an open call for proposals and ideas for the future use of the former DIT College of Music building on Chatham Row in Dublin city centre.
The building was initially constructed as a fire station in 1890 and was subsequently used as a printing school, music school and laboratory from 1907, with the DIT School of Music occupying all of the building in later years until it relocated to DIT Grangegorman in 2020. Currently, the building is occupied by the Dean Art Studios.
The original building has three storeys with a U-shaped plan and a flat-roofed extension to the front added in the mid-sixties. There is also an access bridge connected to a rear building. The building contains multiple rooms used as music rehearsal and teaching studios and a small performance/gallery space.
Artists, groups, collectives and organisations who are interested in submitting a proposal for its future use can attend an information session online tomorrow (Wednesday 14 June) at 11am. It will consist of a Zoom presentation and Q&A session organised by the Dublin City Council Arts Office. To register for the session, see here.
There is also an opportunity to visit the premises this week, on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, but those interested must register in advance here.
Proposals of 750 words should be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 30 June.
Following the submissions, shortlisted groups will be invited to participate in a Round 2, which will include a more detailed process. The link to submit a proposal is here.
Drawings of the building, and a virtual tour, are available to view below.
For further information, visit www.dublincityartsoffice.ie.
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Published on 13 June 2023