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The Arts Council
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The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.
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Supporting the creative development of architects and the public's engagement with architecture.
The Arts Council currently provides programming and revenue supports to over fifty venues throughout the country.
Arts participation is a core value across all areas of the Arts Council's work.
Classical circus has a long working history in Ireland, while contemporary circus practice is relatively new.
Dance is an integral component of the Irish cultural landscape.
Festivals are key producers and presenters of the arts and are critical to engaging large and diverse audiences.
The focus is on supporting film artists and on providing for and developing audiences for cultural cinema.
Supporting the arts abroad
Literature is an integral part of people's lives in Ireland.
People's first encounters with the arts often occur at local level.
The musical landscape encompasses a wide variety of genres and traditions, as well as a wealth of contemporary styles and interactions.
The Arts Council seeks to ensure that audiences throughout the country can experience high-quality opera performances.
The Arts Council working strategically through advice, advocacy, investment and partnership
The Council acknowledges the significance of street arts and spectacle having the ability to engage with large audiences in unique and distinctive settings.
Ireland has earned a reputation for excellence in theatre art.
The primary purpose of the Arts Council’s touring policy is to ensure that regional audiences have access to high quality arts experiences in a number of artforms.
The traditional arts are at the heart of communities throughout Ireland.
The Arts Council is dedicated to supporting a vibrant community of visual artists, visual arts groups and organisations.
The Arts Council supports and promotes children and young people’s engagement with the arts from birth to early adulthood.
Cross artform practices