Discover more about the Arts Council's ongoing development strategy.
Arts in IrelandStreet arts and spectacle
Subscribe to the Arts Council newsletter
Macnas performing Danse Macabre during the Halloween Parade in Galway
Photo: Julia Dunin
Rogu perform a fire spectacle in 2022 with Guillaume Cousson, Ronan McLoughlin, Emhin Shortt, Sue Hamilton, Will Flanagan, Izabela Nurkowska & Danny Rumgay
Photo: Joe Chapman
Pedro Tochas performs his Street Art on Douglas Street
Photo: David Hegarty
Street performance during the Spraoi Festival
Photo: Eadaoin Murphy
Macnas perform their spectacle piece
Photo: Samantha Milligan
View all deadlines
The Council acknowledges the significance of street arts and spectacle having the ability to engage with large audiences.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices, including street arts and spectacle.
Information and advice for street art and spectacle artists seeking funding
Links to street arts and spectacle organisations funded by the Arts Council.
I am a professional street performer. 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?
View all questions
Sector Consultation for Street Arts & Spectacle Policy
Circus, Street Arts and Spectacle Policy and Strategy 2018(PDF, 0.514 MB, 4 pages)
Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
Contact the members of our Street arts and spectacle department
087 185 6173
087 139 4611
087 687 8959
Cross artform practices
The Arts Council 70 Merrion Square Dublin 2 D02 NY52
Telephone+353 1 6180200+353 1 6180243
The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.