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Agri_Culture, Pauline O'Connell, Simon Carman & Helen Sharp, 2015
Photo: Linda Shevlin
The Man in the Woman's Shoes
Photo: Eithne Hand
Living arts project in association with Wexford County Council, 2015
Photo: Patrick Hogan
Dance artists in residence, Jeff Wallace, Nick Bryson and Karen Gleeson, Mermaid Arts Centre, 2015
Photo: Ewa Figaszewska
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Galway International Arts Festival, 2016
Photo: Andrew Downes
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Recent decades have seen the development of a nationwide network of venues.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices, including venues.
A number of schemes and initiatives have been established for the particular support of venues.
A collection of case studies, guidelines, reports and other documents from and for those working in the venues sector.
How many people are within driving distance of your venue? Who are they and are you reaching them?
The Arts Council has adopted a new policy for touring, to be delivered over the six year period 2010-2015.
Links to venues and networks funded by the Arts Council.
Map of the main Arts Council grants for 2015/16
Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
Auditoria report(PDF, 0.13MB, 37 pages)
Contact the members of our Venues department
(01) 618 0285
(01) 618 0260
(01) 618 0284
Cross artform practices
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The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.