As the Irish Government’s development agency for the arts, the Arts Council is the major funder of the arts in Ireland. The Arts Council's grant from the Irish Exchequer in 2014 is €56.9 million.
Arts organisations, artists, and groups working with the arts can apply for financial support. Use the find funding tool to help match your specific needs with the right funding programme.
Answers to frequently asked questions on obtaining funding from the Arts Council including eligibility, residency, and how to make an online application.
Search the decisions database to find recent funding decisions.
What you need to do if you receive financial support, including payments and final report, and the next steps to take if you would like to appeal the decision on your application.
Mary driving the cattle home across the sands of Dee (oil on board) - James Dixon, 1967, Arts Council Virtual Gallery.