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CrashLands performed at Long Island, Cork
Photo: Louise Barker
Festival 2017 GPO, Cork.
Photo: Jed Niezgoda
Hard Working Class Heroes Festival October 2015
Photo: Ruth Mediber and Owen Humphreys
Irish Chamber Orchestra with Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Round Room, Mansion House Dublin.
Photo: Keith Wiseman
Chamber Choir Ireland and Irish Chamber Orchestra perform at St Thomas' Belfast
Photo: Neil Harrison
The musical landscape encompasses a wide variety of genres and traditions, as well as a wealth of contemporary styles.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices, including music.
A number of schemes and initiatives have been established for the particular support of music.
Links to music organisations funded by the Arts Council.
Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
Missing a beat: bridging Ireland's orchestral gaps (Arts Council introduction)(DOC, 0.10MB, 2 pages)
Missing a beat: bridging Ireland's orchestral gaps (2010 report & 2012 update)(DOC, 1.07MB, 177 pages)
Raising your voice: towards a policy for the development of choral music in Ireland(PDF, 3.56MB, 80 pages)
How First Music Contact supports artists
Contact the members of our Music department
(01) 618 0272
(01) 618 0254
(01) 618 0229
(01) 618 0200
Cross artform practices
The Arts Council
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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.