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26th September 2023 ~ 29th September 2023
Time: 10:00 to 17:00pm daily

Join Creativity & Change and the Artitude: Climate, Culture & Circularity Project for a 3 day Deep Dive into artivism and climate action.


The Playhouse's Artitude: Climate, Culture & Circularity project is excited to partner with Claire and Helen from Creativity & Change MTU Crawford College of Art & Design for a three-day Deep Dive from the 26th to 28th September 2023.

This Deep Dive is aimed at facilitators, youth workers, community workers, artists and anyone interested in working with groups and communities to explore climate action and the circular economy using creative tools and art action.

Over three days, we will align our heads, hearts and hands to consider our roles in climate action, imagine alternatives and build an artivist's toolkit of art actions to utilise in community projects and take our voices to the masses. The workshop will culminate with a public showcase at The Playhouse.




Accessibility: The Playhouse is an accessible building with accessible toilets, lifts and a quiet space. For further details please see our website or contact Parking is very limited outside the building, it is recommended to use nearby public carparks on Foyle Street and Bishop Street. The venue is accessible by public transport and bikes can be stored inside. Wheelchair users should note there is an uneven cobble entrance to the building, though it is step free, and Artillery Street is located on a steeper than average gradient slope.


Creativity & Change is a learning programme based at Crawford College of Art & Design, MTU, Cork City and funded by Irish Aid. The programme promotes creative Global Citizenship Education for adults, young people and families with training courses, events and an accredited post-graduate course. Through exploring non-formal, arts-based practices that connect heads, hearts and hands, participants find opportunities to learn about and take action on global justice issues and develop skills to nurture fellow changemakers. Creativity & Change believes in the power of community and cultivates meaningful connections with individuals, groups and organisations at local, national and global levels.

The Playhouse's Artitude: Climate, Culture & Circularity project is an exciting community engagement project grounded in the circular economy, that uses the arts and creative practice to encourage behaviour change and challenge attitudes to waste, consumption and climate action. The project is led by The Playhouse in partnership with Zero Waste Northwest, Northern Ireland Resources Network, Queens University Belfast and Derry City and Strabane District Council. CLICK HERE to read more

Helen O' Keeffe is a collaborative artist and facilitator with a background in art & design, youth arts work, creative facilitation and global citizenship education. She develops workshops and resources, with visual art, street art and digital media informing meaningful projects that support people’s work towards equality, justice and empowerment. She is most passionate about the power of art & community as a catalyst for change on personal, societal and, ultimately, global levels. Helen facilitates arts-based Global Citizenship Education experiences as part of the staff team at Creativity & Change MTU Crawford College of Art & Design.

Claire Coughlan is an arts educator from Cork, engaging with young people and adults on creative projects and participatory programmes for over twelve years. She has a particular focus on street art and creative tools that give young people a public platform to be seen and heard. Claire designs and delivers creative experiences, training and events as part of the staff team at Creativity & Change MTU Crawford College of Art & Design.