The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish government agency for developing the arts. We work in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life.
Our function is to:
stimulate public interest in the arts;
promote knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts;
assist in improving standards in the arts;
advise the Minister and other public bodies on the arts.
We do this by:
providing financial assistance, mainly, but not exclusively, to artists and arts organisations; we also support others who develop and promote the arts;
offering advice and information on the arts to Government and to others;
publishing research and information as an advocate for the arts and artists;
undertaking a range of projects to promote and develop the arts, often in partnership with others
The Arts Council
70 Merrion Square