{meta} Agenda for Arts, Culture, Leisure & Recreation SPC on Monday 25th July, 2022, 9.30 am


Venue: Zoom


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Draft Minutes of Meeting held of 23rd May 2022 pdf icon PDF 703 KB

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Presentation on an Audit of Public Green Spaces - Kieran O'Neill, Senior Executive Landscape Architect pdf icon PDF 119 KB

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Motion on behalf of the members of the Services to Older People Working Group

That this SPC agrees to ensure that public seating is designed in a manner that is appropriate to meet the needs of persons with mobility difficulties; namely that seating provided is of a design allowing for varying heights and   constructed with arm rests to facilitate standing up.


·         Councillor Mary Freehill, Chairperson

·         Councillor Alison Gilliland, , Chairperson Housing SPC

·         Councillor Mary Callaghan,

·         Councillor Anne Feeney


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Motion submitted by Cllr Gilliland:-

“The SPC commends the wide variety of Dublin City Council and Dublin City Council supported events and cultural programmes across the city. In particular it recognises the need to ensure all cultural programmes and events across the city that represents the diversity of its people and communities in terms of gender, race/ethnicity, LGBT+ identities. The SPC therefore requests that the following events in particular be actively considered and supported for the coming year:

  • the continuation of the Brigit: Dublin City Celebrating Women Cultural Programme marking Brigit's/St. Brigid's Day 1st Feb and the establishment of a Women's Heritage Trail and to support and recognise women's contribution to our city
  • the establishment of a Rainbow Mile/LGBT+ Heritage Trial to recognise our LGBT+ heritage and social history across our city
  • an expansion of our Lunar New Year, Africa Day and India Day celebrations/events to include events across all local areas so as to recognise that all communities within the city are home to people of South East Asian, African and Indian heritage” 

Reply to Motion:

Response to Motions by Cllrs Lyons and Gilliland.

In April 2022 the Arts Office asked Dublin Pride to convene the LGBTQI+ community through its representative organisations in a facilitated session at The Lab. The purpose of this meeting was to respond to Pride’s  and Cllr Lyons’ request to discuss the potential commissioning of an inclusive work of Art that celebrated the LGBTQI+ community’s key contribution to Dublin. The report by the facilitator Rita Burtenshaw is attached.

I also wish to report that with ongoing engagement with Pride, the idea of a ‘Pink Trail’ for Culture Night 2022 is being explored and may serve as a pilot approach to Cllr Gilliland’s motion of establishing streets as an LGBTQI+ trail.

The implementation of these laudable initiatives will be complex so that a unified outcome executed to high standards is achieved. It is notable that the facilitated session with Pride also referred to space and streets.  As with all cultural initiatives in the Public Realm this will involve multiple stakeholders and different sections of Dublin City Council. It has been agreed by the group assembled by Pride to discuss Public Art that their community would engage in extensive consultation to develop a unified brief that Artists could respond to. This approach will also be crucial to establishing an LGBTQI+ trail. It is also important to stress the budgetary requirement and that the feasibility study approach is advisable.

Ray Yeates,

City Arts Officer

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Update Report / Consultation Workshop on the LGBTQ Engagement. - Ray Yeates, City Arts Officer pdf icon PDF 728 KB

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Artists Workspaces Update - Ray Yeates, City Arts Officer pdf icon PDF 154 KB

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DRAFT Policy for Development of Changing Room Facilities/Pavilion by Community Clubs on Public Open Space - Les Moore, City Parks Superintendent pdf icon PDF 412 KB

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Update Report on the Parnell Square Library - Mairead Owens, City Librarian pdf icon PDF 547 KB

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Management Update pdf icon PDF 594 KB

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Approved Minutes of the DCSWP Advisory Board meeting dated 8th February 2022 pdf icon PDF 669 KB

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Miontuairiscí - 29ú Aibreán 2022 ag 2.30i.n (Irish and English version) pdf icon PDF 446 KB

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Approved Minutes of the Commemorations & Naming Committee meeting dated 12th May 2022 pdf icon PDF 678 KB

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Breviate of draft Minutes of the DCSWP meeting dated 8th June 2022 pdf icon PDF 571 KB

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Breviate of draft Minutes of the Arts and Cultural Advisory Group meeting dated 4th July 2022 pdf icon PDF 700 KB

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