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Arts participation is a core value across all areas of the Arts Council's work.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices.
A number of specific schemes and initiatives have been established for the particular support of those working in arts participation.
Links to arts participation organisations funded by the Arts Council.
Offering opportunities for sharing, questioning, learning, understanding and change.
The Arts Council uses the term arts and communities to encompass arts practices and activities.
The Arts Council uses the term arts and disability to cover how people with disabilities participate in the arts.
Arts and health embraces a range of arts practices occurring primarily in healthcare settings
Recognises contributions by older people as artists, audience members, critics, and arts workers.
What support material must I include in order to be eligible for assessment for this award?
Do I need to submit a Child Protection and Welfare Policy with my application?
What does the Arts Council mean by the term arts participation?
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Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
Arts and Disability (2012-2016) Arts Council Policy and Strategy(PDF, 3.98MB, 20 pages)
Shift in Perspective - an arts and disabilty resource pack(PDF, 1.43MB, 43 pages)
Cultural Diversity and the Arts - Language and Meanings(PDF, 2.77MB, )
Arts Participation bursary award information clinics
South African visit highlights Irish practice in participatory arts
Arts Participation Bursary Award Information Clinic
Procurement of arts advisers in 2014
Contact the members of our Arts participation department
(01) 618 0249
(01) 619 7805
(01) 618 0200
Cross artform practices
The Arts Council
70 Merrion Square
Telephone+353 1 6180200
Fax+353 1 676 1302
The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.