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 theatre.

 
TitleDescriptionYear:Pages
Supporting the production and presentation of theatre - A new approach (PDF, 0.06 MB) The Arts Council published a discussion document, Examining New Ways to Fund the Production and Presentation of Theatre in 2009. This document formed the basis of consultation with the theatre community to identify an approach supporting the production and presentation of theatre that allows for the holistic development of audiences, practitioners and repertoire and to address the challenges facing both the theatre community and the Arts Council. The Arts Council's new approach is informed by a careful consideration of this process, and by the Council's existing policy for theatre, with particular reference to Partnership for the Arts.20107
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
Examining new ways to fund the production and presentation of theatre (PDF, 0.15 MB) Strategy document on theatre20097
Partnership for the Arts in practice 2006-2008/Comhpháirtíocht ar son na nEalaíon cleachtais 2006-2008 (PDF, 0.31 MB) 2005100
Study of the socio-economic conditions of theatre practitioners in Ireland: Executive Summary (PDF, 0.05 MB) This study was commissioned by the Arts Council at the end of 2004 and undertaken by Hibernian Consulting. The centrepiece of the study was a survey of Irish theatre practitioners. Its aim was to assemble an evidence base on the economic and social conditions of Irish theatre practitioners and to do so in a way that would provide baseline data to allow future comparative studies to be undertaken. This executive summary presents key findings of the study. 200514
Study of the socio-economic conditions of theatre practitioners in Ireland (PDF, 0.38 MB) This report provides an essential understanding of the conditions in which theatre professionals live and work. It aims to assemble evidence based on the economic and social conditions of Irish theatre practitioners in order to provide baseline data for future comparative studies. It expands on the key findings laid out in the executive summary and gives further detail on methodology and references. 2005137
Going onArts Council drama policy document1996N/A
Dialogues: theatre review consultations1996N/A
Views of theatre in Ireland 1995 summary reportReport of the Arts Council theatre review1995N/A
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