ARC: Art & Research Collaboration

  • ROSC: Fiction of the Contemporary, performance by ARC researchers at IMMA, 26 March 2017.
  • Work by ARC Research J Ross & Sons exhibited at the Milllennium Court Arts Centre in You and I, curated by Alissa Kleist, 2017
  • A History of Natural Destruction by ARC Researcher Steven Nestor selected for Athens Photo Festival 2017. Photo: Steven Nestor
  • Detail from installation by ARC researcher Aimi Farre, Drogheda, 20 April 2017. Photo: Jake Heavey
  • A Question of Communication, performance by ARC researcher Debbie Paul in collaboration with Ruby Wallis, St. Stephen's Green, 7 April 2017.
  • Launch of JAI JAI art/fashion brand by ARC researcher Jai Thorn at The Chocolate Factory, 30 March 2017
  • ARC researcher Susan Gogan presenting the trailer for her film Potsdamer Platz at the Irish Film Institute, 29 March 2017
  • ARC students host a tour and discussion at the IADT BA Art Exhibition, May 2017
  • Behold! The Anchoress, audiovisual performance by ARC researcher Eavan Aiken in collaboration with Edwin Kelly, at The Darkroom,6 April 2017
  • NONARNIA performance by ARC researcher Paul Moore, part of an ongoing project to be presented at Platform Arts, Belfast June-July 2017
  • Painters Talking Paint, panel discussion organised by ARC researcher Marc Guinan in collaboration with the LAB, February 2017. Photo: Rachel Byrne
  • Curating the Moving Image, discussion with Sasha Litvinseva, Mark Toscano, Alice Butler and Nicole Yip, 25 March 2017. One of a series of events organised by ARC in partnership with PLASTIK Festival of Artists Moving Image, Temble Bar Gallery + Studios. Photo: Paula Alvarez


The Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) programme is a full time practice-based taught Masters delivered over two years, from September to May, in Dublin city centre. The ARC programme is offered by the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and it incorporates project partnerships with Dublin City Council Arts Office, led by the LAB, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). ARC also regularly devises events and projects in collaboration with other organisations, such as The Dock, Highlanes Gallery, Pallas Projects, PLASTIK Festival and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

Modules are taught primarily off-campus on Thursdays and Fridays, at the LAB on Foley Street in Dublin 1 or at the IMMA studios in Kilmainham. All ARC students have full access to project-based studios, art production facilities and technical training workshops on the main IADT  campus.

The ARC programme is open to artists, critics, curators and those engaging with art thinking and art practices via other roles. ARC supports expansive, experimental, imaginative and practical interdisciplinary enquiry into art and many related areas. Current students and graduates have developed projects engaging with archaeology, architecture, computing, craft, design, education, engineering, fashion, fiction, film, history, geography, geology, media, philosophy, psychology, publishing, science and theatre.