Joe Stuart
Arts Promotion and Co-ordination Manager
Tel: 01 6180235


15 April 2014: Private Investment in the Arts Council-funded organisations reached €6.6m in 2012

The Arts Council has today published a report, Irish Arts Sector, Private Investment Report, which identifies and analyses the level of annual private investment received by Arts Council-funded organisations. The report takes 2012 as its fixed point, making it a useful tool for measuring progress in the area in the years ahead.

26 March 2014: Procurement of Arts Advisers

The Arts Council wishes to procure the services of a number of Arts Advisers to meet the needs of the organisation both from a quality and service delivery perspective. The artform areas to which this relates are: Arts Participation; Dance; Irish Language Literature; English Language Literature; Visual Arts; Young People Children and Education. Each contract will be offered separately.

25 March 2014: Arts Council developing a Collection Policy

The Arts Council is currently developing a comprehensive Policy for its Art Collection in line with best practice. It is now seeking a consultant to assist in this process. The services sought relate to both the initial research and development phase and the subsequent delivery of a formal, written policy developed with the Visual Arts Team. The closing date for receipt of tenders is 17th April 2014. For further details log on to

20 March 2014: The Arts Council's tour of The Enclave to travel to Limerick as part of City Of Culture celebration

Following the success of Richard Mosse’s visual art exhibition The Enclave when it was shown in the RHA Gallery in Dublin as part of an Arts Council Irish tour, the Arts Council, in association with Limerick City of Culture, will show The Enclave at Ormston House and 6a Rutland Street, Limerick from March 28th until May 5th.

06 March 2014: The Arts Council and Culture Ireland call for Commissioner of Venice Art Biennale 2015

The Culture Ireland division of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, in partnership with the Arts Council, has issued an open call for the appointment of the Commissioner for the 56th International Arts Biennale in Venice in 2015.

06 March 2014: North South Touring Set To Increase Under New Initiative

Under a new joint initiative by the arts councils in Ireland and Northern Ireland, North South touring is set to increase. Further to an effort by the the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) to work together to process North South touring applications and make joint funding decisions, it was announced today that 10 successful applications would receive grants totalling €285,000.

05 March 2014: Arts Council regrets the passing of Barrie Cooke

The Arts Council has expressed its deep regret at the passing of Aosdána member Barrie Cooke who has died.

14 February 2014: The Arts Council has expressed its deep regret at the passing of Patrick Scott.

Patrick Scott was appointed a Saoi of Aosdána in July 2007, where he was presented with a gold Torc by the then President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.

12 February 2014: Arts Council strategic review 2014 terms of reference announced

The terms of reference for the Arts Council Strategic Review 2014 have been announced along with details of the steering group.

10 February 2014: Arts Council announces Abbey review consultants

An independent review of the Abbey Theatre will be carried out by leading consultancy firm Bonnar Keenlyside.

Desert Rose, (oil on board) - Colin Middleton, 1975, Arts Council Virtual Gallery.
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Desert Rose, (oil on board) - Colin Middleton, 1975, Arts Council Virtual Gallery.

Recent publications
22 April 2014: Arts Council Plenary Minutes (March 2014) (PDF, 0.07 MB)
15 April 2014: Irish Arts Sector - Private Investment Report (PDF, 1.16 MB)
10 April 2014: Arts Council Prompt Payments Report January-March 2014 (PDF, 0.46 MB)