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Bastard Amber by Liz Roche Company, The Abbey, 2015
Photo: Luca Truffarelli
FAUN by David Bolger, CoisCeim Dance Theatre
Photo: Ros Kavanagh
Tabernacle by Fearghus O'Conchuir at Project Arts Centre, May 2013
Photo: Jonathan Mitchell
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?
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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)
An integrated dance strategy 2010-2012(PDF, 0.08MB, 11 pages)
Contact the members of our Dance department
(01) 619 7803
(01) 618 0254
(01) 618 0229
(01) 618 0200
Cross artform practices
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Telephone+353 1 6180200
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The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.