Discover more about the Arts Council's ongoing development strategy.
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The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.
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Gesamtkunstwerk, Julianstown Youth Orchestra, Solstice Arts Centre, 2018
Photo: Pat Redmond
The Worlding, Jennifer Walshe, The Model, 2018
Photo: James Connolly
Tremble Tremble, Jesse Jones, Project Arts Centre, 2018
Photo: Ros Kavanagh
Swan Lake / Loch na hEala, Pavilion Theatre, 2018
Photo: Marie Laure-Briane
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Galway International Arts Festival, 2016
Photo: Andrew Downes
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Recent decades have seen the development of a nationwide network of arts centres.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices, including venues.
Strategic review of venues and arts centres
A collection of case studies, guidelines, reports and other documents from and for those working in the arts centres sector.
Links to venues and networks funded by the Arts Council.
Arts Centre Policy and Strategy 2019(DOC, 5MB, 1.1MB pages)
Review of Arts Centres and Venues(PDF, 4.8MB, 222 pages)
Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
Auditoria report(PDF, 0.13MB, 37 pages)
We explore how Arts Council funding has made a difference for arts centres around the country
Fergal McGrath is Venue Director of the Town Hall Theatre Galway.
Marie O’Byrne, Director of Hawk’s Well Theatre
Contact the members of our Arts Centres department
(01) 618 0285
(01) 618 0260
(01) 618 0284
(01) 618 0200
Cross artform practices