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Dublin Live Art Festival 2017 – Come Together
will take place in The Complex, Dublin 7, 17-20 August

You can see our full DLAF17 programme in the FESTIVAL section below.
You can buy your tickets for Dublin Live Art Festival 2017 here.

Following our focus on diversity in last years DLAF, in 2017 Dublin Live Art Festival will focus on ideas of unity and the commonalities we share through our exciting programme – Come Together. DLAF17 will invite artists who are connected through subject, vision and context along with artists whose practice crosses over into mainstream media, entertainment and culture presenting exciting and stimulating visual, sonic and embodied performance experiences to a new Dublin audience.

In Dublin Live Art Festival 2017 we will continue to bring artists whose work had never been shown in Ireland and expand our programme with artists from different cultures and backgrounds, giving our audience an opportunity to engage with these diverse voices and bodies. In 2017 we will continue to show new work and attract new audiences through our public exhibitions and varied programme.

Be excited. Be inspired. Be there.


Dublin Live Art Festival History

Dublin Live Art Festival (DLAF) was founded in 2012 by live performance artist and curator Níamh Murphy. The aim of DLAF is to “build on the thriving live art community working in Ireland today, while also making connections with international live art makers”.

Visitors to DLAF are surprised, stimulated, inspired, moved, stirred and shaken up by our dynamic programme. With a variety of diverse events happening throughout the festival in a range of gallery, historic and on-street sites,  there’s something for everyone.


DLAF recognises and celebrates the huge surge in interest and production of live performance art in Ireland and abroad today. We invest in the future and sustainability of Irish live performance art by uniting artists and curators to produce new work for new audiences. We believe that sharing skills, knowledge and experience through our seminar series serves to strengthen our live performance art community.

DLAF maintains a cross-disciplinary approach to forge links between the many different facets of live performance art. We invite overseas artists to make work in Ireland and build relationships with Irish artists and venues with a view to opening up possibilities for exchange and we strive to make live performance art more accessible to a wider audience with our public and on-street performances.

    • DLAF strives to make live art more accessible to a wider audience.


    • DLAF builds relationships between local and international artists and venues opening up possibilities for exchange.


    • DLAF shares skills, knowledge and experience in our seminar series, which serves to strengthen the live art community.


    • DLAF invests in the sustainability of live art by inviting artists and curators to produce new work for new audiences.


    • DLAF maintains a cross-disciplinary approach to forge links between the main facets of live performance art.



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  • DIT Dublin Institute of Technology. WEBSITE

  • STONEYBATTER, DUBLIN. Coffee. Bakery. Cafe. Store. WEBSITE

  • The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland. WEBSITE

  • Dublin City Council. WEBSITE

  • The Office of Public Works. WEBSITE

  • MART: Providing Creative Platforms // Studios, Galleries and Event Spaces to foster and promote artistic endeavours. WEBSITE

  • VAI: The Representative Body for Visual Artists in Ireland. WEBSITE

  • PAF LIVE: Aims to promote and publicise Live Art taking place in Ireland now. WEBSITE

  • Art Lot- Dublin is a year long project by a group of artists to sequentially transform a derelict site into a platform for art.  Website