Symphony for the Restless, Macnas, 2014; (Photo: Liam Carroll)
Opportunities provided through this artform
The current strategic context for the Arts Council’s support of street arts and spectacle and all other artforms and areas of arts practice is set out in the Arts Council Strategic Statement 2013 (PDF, 0.46 MB). There the Arts Council gives an overview of its work and indicates the guiding principles that inform its actions and decisions. These are taken to realise the four goals and achieve the twelve objectives set out in that document.
The Council acknowledges the significance of street arts and spectacle having the ability to engage with large audiences in unique and distinctive settings. The Arts Council also recognises the opportunities provided through this artform to create experimental partnerships, especially with festivals, and to work with other artform professionals to create new and original work. The Arts Council is committed to supporting organisations involved in the presentation of high quality work in this area.