About us

The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish government agency for developing the arts. We work in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life.

In the about us section you can find information on the role and core functions of the Arts Council. You can also find out about current vacancies, open tenders and subscribe to the Arts Council newsletter.


Our role

A look at the structure and history of the Arts Council.


Some FAQs about general issues e.g. our location, hours, budget, members of the Arts Council etc. (This link brings you to the FAQ section in Contact us).


Regular updates on grants and awards, news and events, and arts policy.

Garlanded Goat (Tapestry)  - Louis le Brocquy, 1950.
arrow bullet iconGarlanded Goat (Tapestry) - Louis le Brocquy, 1950. Arts Council Virtual Gallery.