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Street arts and spectacle
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Symphony for the Restless, 2014
Photo: Rich Gillian
The Bug Hunters, 2015
Photo: Colm Lowney
Photo: Anita Murphy
To the Waters and the Wild (Bull) 2014
Photo: Eadaoin Murphy
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The Council acknowledges the significance of street arts and spectacle having the ability to engage with large audiences.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices, including street arts and spectacle.
Links to street arts and spectacle organisations funded by the Arts Council.
I am a professional street performer. 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)
Contact the members of our Street arts and spectacle department
(01) 619 7803
(01) 618 0233
(01) 618 0200
(01) 618 0215
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.