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The Elves and the Shoemaker
Photo: Debbie Hickey
Photo: Maria Teresa Goulart
The Second Coming
Photo: Jym Daly
Circus attracts high audience numbers each year including many rural audiences and members of new communities.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices, including circus.
Links to circus organisations funded by the Arts Council.
I am a professional circus artist. I would like to create a new piece of work to be presented to an audience. Can the Arts Council assist?
Do you only support professional practising artists?
I've been invited to showcase my work abroad? Can the Arts Council help?
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Circus, Street Arts and Spectacle Policy and Strategy 2018(PDF, 0.514 MB, 4 pages)
Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
Framework for the welfare of animals presented in the arts(PDF, 0.37MB, 28 pages)
Contact the members of our Circus department
(01) 619 7803
(01) 618 0275
(01) 618 0220
(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.