Discover more about the Arts Council's ongoing development strategy.
Arts in Ireland
Subscribe to the Arts Council newsletter
Alonzo King, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin Dance Festival 2016,
Photo: RJ Muna
Kevin Coquelard, Florence Welalo and Ryan O'Neill, Precious Metal, Project Arts Centre 2016.
Photo: Chris Nash
Brook Dance 2016 with Tebby Ramisike at the Shawbrook Forest Stage
Photo: Anica Louw
Lin Snelling and Guy Cools, Dance Limerick Performance Space,June 2016.
Photo: Lin Snelling
Betroffenheit (Kidd Pivot & Electric Company Theatre) O'Reilly Theatre.
Photo: Wendy D. Photography
View all deadlines
Dance is an integral component of the Irish cultural landscape.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices, including dance.
A number of schemes and initiatives have been established for the particular support of dance.
Links to dance organisations funded by the Arts Council.
I am a professional dance 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?
View all questions
The Arts Council Dance and Education Report(PDF, 0.82 MB, 42 pages)
Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
Arts Council Ballet Policy Review(PDF, .3MB, 40 pages)
Step Up: A programme for pre-professional contemporary dance In Ireland(PDF, 1.51MB, 79 pages)
Contact the members of our Dance department
(01) 619 7803
(01) 618 0254
(01) 618 0229
(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.