TBCT’s mission is to lead and support dynamic and sustainable cultural development programmes within and beyond Temple Bar for public and civic benefit.
In Temple Bar Cultural Trust our job is bringing culture closer to people. Dublin has a distinctive cultural personality and a lot to offer Dubliners and visitors. Our work in TBCT is about making sure that Temple Bar pulls its weight in supporting culture in Dublin and in making it a better place to grow up in, to live in, to work in and to visit.
Our top priority is to support culture here in Temple Bar – if we get this right, then we can make sure that Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural Quarter, is contributing effectively to the prosperity and well-being of the City.
So how do we do this? We provide accommodation, venues, workspaces and public spaces for artists, audiences and arts organisations. We also organise hundreds of events and maybe you know about some of them: Culture Night, Circus Festival, Temple Bar Chocolate Festival, the Temple Bar Food Market and the Book Market.
TBCT have developed a Dublin Culture Trail, an exciting, new interactive, web-based virtual trail and mapping devise that opens up a unique window into the world of culture in Dublin city. The Dublin Culture Trail website and free iphone application will take you on a journey of discovery and adventure through stunning video content and photographs of 16 of Dublin’s museums, galleries, historic buildings and cultural centres. Dublin Culture Trail features 16 cultural venues ranging from Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City Hall, and Trinity College Dublin to Temple Bar, Chester Beatty Library and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. It will also feature the 3 outdoor markets (Food, Books and Design) and 4 outdoor spaces located in Temple Bar. For more information see www.dublinculturetrail.ie