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Dance is an integral component of the Irish cultural landscape.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices, including dance.
A number of schemes and initiatives have been established for the particular support of dance.
Links to dance organisations funded by the Arts Council.
Information and advice for dance artists seeking funding
The primary purpose of the Arts Council’s touring policy is to ensure that regional audiences have access to high quality arts experiences in a number of artforms.
How many people are within driving distance of your venue? Who are they and are you reaching them?
This policy paper sets out the current policy and strategy for Dance as it aligns with the key objectives and desired outcomes of Making Great Art Work.
I am a professional dance artist. I would like to create a new piece of work to be presented to an audience. Can the Arts Council assist?
Do you only support professional practising artists?
I've been invited to showcase my work abroad. Can the Arts Council help?
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Dance Policy and Strategy 2018(PDF, 0.54 MB, 4 pages)
The Arts Council Dance and Education Report(PDF, 0.82 MB, 42 pages)
Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
Arts Council Ballet Policy Review(PDF, .3MB, 40 pages)
Contact the members of our Dance department
(01) 618 0233
(01) 618 0200
Cross artform practices
The Arts Council 70 Merrion Square Dublin 2 D02 NY52
Telephone+353 1 6180200
Fax+353 1 676 1302
The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.