Formerly BlueFire Street Fest,
Dublinternational was founded to connect with, and provide a platform for the wide variety of arts in our now multicultural city, and to create a space where people from diverse cultures could meet, BlueFire is now a thriving at producing events for 6 years. Bringing together over 150 artists, from a mixture of professional and amateur backgrounds, the festival is an eclectic mix of Dublin’s arts scene.
Dublinternational is Community Engagement, wherein the lead up we bring people from diverse cultures together to create an element, performance or art installation for the festival. Many of the young people we work with wouldn’t previously have had the opportunity to engage with the arts in a meaningful way, or had the opportunity to connect with people from different cultures.
Dublinternational is run by a team of young volunteers and they work hard throughout the year to transform Smithfield Square into a colourful and stirring celebration of Dublin’s diversity.
BlueFire Street Fest’s first edition took place in Wolfe Tone Square with about 3,000 visitors. We transitioned to Smithfield Square the following year and started offering more activities and performances. Today, the festival is the flagship event of BlueFire (the organisation), attracting over 10,000 people on an annual basis.
This continues to be an incredible journey for us all and we are grateful to everyone who has supported us throughout this journey. We can’t wait to celebrate the 6th #Dublinternational with you on 15th September 2018!