Please find below a list of organisations that provide information and/or resources relevant to festival makers:
Arts and Disability Ireland (ADI)
Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI) is the national development and resource organisation for arts and disability.
Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC)
The Association of Irish Choirs supports and promotes excellence in choral music in Ireland. We do this by providing information and advice and presenting a range of programmes and activities designed to respond to the needs of our members, the wider
choral community and the public.
Association Of Irish Festivals & Events (AOIFE)
AOIFE aims to make festivals in Ireland entertaining, safe and financially sustainable by helping festival organisers develop both themselves and their festivals through implementing programmes of development for festival organisers.
Association of Irish Stage Technicians (AIST)
The AIST was formed in 2005 by a group of industry professionals to promote the improvement of standards in Health & Safety, and general welfare of crew in the Arts, Entertainments and Events Industries.
Business to Arts (B2A)
Business2Arts promotes creative partnerships between business and the arts, providing training in business skills for arts organisations as well as advice for business members on potential arts sponsorship opportunities.
Create is the national development agency for collaborative arts. Their work initiates cross-sectoral national and international partnerships which support artists and communities to co-create work of depth, ambition and excellence.
Culture Ireland creates and supports opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present and promote their work at strategic international festivals, venues, showcases and markets. Culture Ireland operates a quarterly funding scheme [February, May,
August and November] to support the international presentation of work by Irish artists and companies.
Dance Ireland is the national development organisation for dance in Ireland, providing training, professional development and enabling the success of dance artists.
Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
To enhance access to and to recognise the social and economic role of the arts, culture and film sectors in Ireland by promoting and encouraging artistic expression, cultural awareness and participation, through an appropriate policy, legislative and
resource framework. To provide a capital infrastructure for the National Cultural Institutions.
European Festivals Association
The European Festivals Association (EFA) unites distinguished music, dance, theatre and multidisciplinary arts festivals from Europe and beyond since 1952.
Event Industry Association of Ireland
The Event Industry Association of Ireland has been formed by a group of practitioners and service providers in the event industry with experience from within both the public and private sectors.
First Music Contact
First Music Contact is the Arts Council-funded resource organisation for the popular music sector in Ireland with local, national and international impact.
Irish Actors Equity Group is the only trade union for stage, screen, radio, television and cabaret in Ireland, representing Actors, Dancers, Street Performers, Theatre Directors, Stage and Set Designers.
Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO)
Ireland's National Association of Songwriters, Composers and Publishers. IMRO collects royalties for the use of copyrighted music.
Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network
ISACS is Ireland’s leading support and advocacy organisation for the development of street arts, circus and spectacle art forms.
Irish Theatre Institute
Irish Theatre Institute (ITI), is a resource organisation that nurtures, promotes and drives the ambition of Irish theatre makers and Irish theatre, from its grassroots beginnings to its presentation on the world stage.
Irish Traditional Music Archive
The Irish Traditional Music Archive as established with Arts Council funding and is a national reference and resource centre for the traditional song, instrumental music and dance of Ireland. The archive is a one-stop shop where musicians, music lovers,
researchers and the simply curious can dip a toe into our traditional-music heritage.
Music Network is Ireland’s national music touring and development organisation, and was founded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon in 1986.
Irish Festivals Archive
The Irish Arts Festivals Archive captures and preserves the rich and diverse landscape of festivals held across Ireland. This central repository for festival archives will become a resource of national scope and significance, ensuring current and future
generations can appreciate and better understand the ecology of festivals across Ireland. The Irish Arts Festivals Archive will be held in UCD Archives, and will be part of the UCD Heritage Collection.
An organisation dedicated to developing, supporting and promoting poetry through Ireland.
Theatre Forum is the membership body for the professional performing arts in the Republic of Ireland. Membership is open to producing theatre companies and venues of every scale, as well as festivals, arts centres, TIE, YPT, dance and opera companies
and individuals. Its mission is to support, represent and develop the environment in which the performing arts are made in Ireland, through advocacy, information exchange, organisational development and training.
Tusla — the Child and Family Agency — is a statutory organisation, established in January 2014 under the Child and Family Agency Act 2013. Under Section 8 of the Act, it is required to:
Support and promote the development, welfare and protection of children, and
Support and encourage the effective functioning of families
It also provides information and advice to the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth on matters relating to the agency’s areas of responsibility.
Visual Artists Ireland
Visual Artists Ireland is the Representative body for professional visual artists in Ireland. VAI research has identified: Isolation; a Need for Support; and a Need for Information as the three primary areas of concern for visual artists.
The Wheel is Ireland’s national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. They are a registered charity in Ireland and are unique in their role as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for anything related to the charity and