Research and publications

As the development agency for the arts, the Arts Council has commissioned, assisted or published many reports and studies that outline how the Council seeks to enrich provision and practice in all the arts, including music.

 
TitleDescriptionYear:Pages
Missing a beat: bridging Ireland's orchestral gaps (Arts Council introduction) (DOC, 0.10 MB) This note introduces the report 'Missing a beat: bridging Ireland's orchestral gaps' from the perspective of the Arts Council /An Chomhairle Ealaíon.20122
Missing a beat: bridging Ireland's orchestral gaps (2010 report & 2012 update) (DOC, 1.07 MB) This report offers a comprehensive overview of orchestral activity in Ireland. It looks at the stakeholders and resource organisations that sustain this activity and presents research on orchestral activity in international locations including Scotland, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, USA and Australia. The report was submitted to the Arts Council in September 2010 and includes a 2012 update.2010177
Touring policy 2010 to 2015 (, ) The Arts Council has adopted a new policy for touring, to be delivered over the six year period 2010-2015. 20092
Raising your voice: towards a policy for the development of choral music in Ireland (PDF, 3.56 MB) This report presents an overview of current choral music practice and performance in Ireland, together with proposals for its future strategic development. An initial Arts Council response to the report is also included.200880
Sounds new: review of supports to contemporary music in Ireland (PDF, 2.12 MB) This report submitted to the Arts Council by Graham Devlin Associates in June 2006, aims to review policy and grant programmes in support of contemporary music; to conduct an assessment of needs for Irish contemporary music in a national and international context and to set out key issues for strategic development of the sector in Ireland. 200676
Sounds new: review of supports to contemporary music in Ireland - summary findings and strategic development issues (PDF, 0.88 MB) This report offers a digest of the Contemporary Music Review report, and proposes a comprehensive range of strategic development issues based on the review findings. 200632
Partnership for the Arts in practice 2006-2008/Comhpháirtíocht ar son na nEalaíon cleachtais 2006-2008 (PDF, 0.31 MB) 2005100
The performing arts and the public purse - summary reportAn economic analysis1987N/A
The performing arts and the public purse (PDF, 0.51 MB) An economic analysis198788
Deaf ears? (PDF, 1.03 MB) A report on the provision of music education in Irish Schools. Commissioned by the Irish Committee for European Music Year198558
Find your music in Ireland1982N/A