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Create at The Cooler

Building on the first edition of IMC’s Space Programme, Create at The Cooler is a direct artist support to provide a suitable space where artists can develop their craft and practise together without having to take on the financial burden of renting their own premises. We're delighted to announce that after months of development, Create at The Cooler is now open to artists in IMC's new multipurpose space The Cooler @ The Complex in Smithfield, Dublin 7.

What times/days can I book in? Is there a limit to the number of hours I can book?

The Cooler will now be available to book from 7am to 3am, Monday to Sunday.

Members can book a slot (minimum 2 hours, maximum 4 hours) and can book a maximum of 20 hours over each 30 day period.

How far in advance of my booking should I book?

Bookings can be made up to 50 days in advance. All bookings must be confirmed at least 3 days in advance.

Is there a full backline in place?

Yes, details are available on booking.

What is the Space suitable for?

Ensembles can use The Space to rehearse, write together, shoot videos or photos.

What is the Space NOT suitable for?

The Space is NOT intended for use as a Solo Practice space. We want to encourage more collaboration and to prioritise groups using the space.

The Space is designated for groups working in the jazz and improvised music world. IMC is a resource organisation funded to develop and promote this genre of music and its artists. For ensembles in other genres, you can contact the resource organisations or other groups working in those areas, such as Kirkos Ensemble's Unit 44 for contemporary classical music, First Music Contact for popular music, and the Contemporary Music Centre.

A previous edition of The Space Programme took place in The Bunker Studios on Talbot Street - The Bunker is a great space which is still available privately to rent for use.

The Cooler is not currently suitable for public performances. This may change in the future.

Artists interested in using The Cooler can express their interest by filling out the form here.

Following expressions of interest, we’ll be in touch about details of using The Cooler.

Please note that all users will be required to have an induction (via Zoom) with an IMC member of staff before utilising The Cooler @ The Complex.

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