DDF News — 17 Apr 2019

An update from DDF Partner, The Digital Hub

An update from DDF Partner, The Digital Hub

A partner on DDF's upcoming The Missy Elliott Project, The Digital Hub partners with local artists and organisations, providing communities and young people access to cutting-edge technology and promoting the development of vital skills.

Based in the historic Liberties area of Dublin city centre, The Digital Hub is an enterprise cluster for growing technology companies. Almost 75 established businesses, employing over 750 people, operate in The Digital Hub.

The Digital Hub is a supportive partner of the local community, by running several learning initiatives for people of all ages. Community learning programmes are run with local partners. For example, the Future Creators and the Future Creators Cadets programmes are run with H2 Learning and with the support of the National College of Art and Design, to give young people the digital and 21st century skills that are so necessary in today’s world.


Future Creators

The Liber8 Music Project is run with BIMM Institute Dublin to give young people who may have limited exposure to music and digital media, an opportunity to immerse themselves in a creative programme, whilst also developing skills to support their future careers. The Screen8 programme is run with the Dublin International Film Festival to give young people an opportunity to be creative and develop filmmaking skills and talents for a future career in film.

Recent arts initiatives at The Digital Hub include: an outdoor music and film event as part of Culture Night and digital art exhibitions including ‘This is not a table’ by artist, Robin Price and RESONATE, a video installation, by video artist and motion graphics designer, Riona Long. In 2018 The Digital Hub launched an Artist-in-Residence programme to build on the ongoing work of The Digital Hub to provide an intersection between innovation, art and technology.


Liber8 Music Project

Photographer and visual artist, Mandy O’Neill is currently resident at The Digital Hub until June 2019. She recently held a work-in-progress exhibition based on what has emerged from her responses to the people and places in The Digital Hub campus and Liberties area.

2019 will also see The Digital Hub partnering with Dublin Dance Festival and Selina Thompson to bring the exciting Missy Elliott Project to Dublin. In this live performance and digital exchange project young women of colour will work with an expert team of choreographers, performance artists, musicians and designers to make a VR experience with all the energy and excitement of an old-school Missy Elliott video, while meeting new friends and imagining an exciting and limitless world.

For more on The Digital Hub, visit thedigitalhub.com.

For more information on The Missy Elliott Project or to register for the introductory workshops on 18 & 19 May as part of Dublin Dance Festival, contact Saoirse on operations@dublindancefestival.ie.


Robin Price - This Is Not A Table Installation