Irish Film Institute

The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It provides audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, Irish and international cinema; it preserves and promotes Ireland’s moving image heritage through the IFI Irish Film Archive, and provides opportunities for audiences of all ages and backgrounds to learn and critically engage with film.

The IFI comprises three core activities:

The IFI operates in Dublin, nationally and internationally.



KCAT: Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent

In its Art & Study Centre, KCAT runs a FETAC Level 2 art course for people with and without special needs and a studio for artists with special needs. KCAT regularly organises exhibitions and other events and collaborates on projects with other organisations.

Rather than integrating the one group into the other, the centre aims to create a new situation: an environment in which students from different backgrounds can work together as creative equals and in which life long learning is a possibility for everyone.


Kids' Own Publishing Partnership

Kids' Own Publishing Partnership is an initiative to validate children's creative skills as writers and illustrators and bring a rich arts experience to young people.

We publish high quality materials written and illustrated by children for other readers.

The first edition publications are produced through hands-on print using silk screen and other print media. Some titles are then reprinted, distributed and sold in bookshops.
Our aims:

maSamba Samba School

Mission statement:
maSamba are dedicated to collective music making, creating opportunities for others to experience Latin-American music in an active and inclusive way.

Main Activities:
The provision of weekly music access workshops for musicians and non-musicians.

A youth samba project in the Pearse Street area (Dublin).

Samba drumming workshops for schools, youth projects, adult groups etc.

Performances at public events such as festivals, parades, etc.

Mayfield Community Arts Centre

Mayfield Community Arts Centre exists to provide the community with access to arts activities and processes that enable engagement, exploration and expression of opinion.

We work with children, adults and youth projects and train in community arts practice.

We promote arts and collaboration locally, nationally and internationally.

Meath Arts Group

Meath Arts Group is a cultural organisation founded in 2006 seeking to support working visual artists and to promote full recognition of the value of their works. These visual artists have joined together for the benefit of  shared resources, education and marketing.

Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland

Mining Heritage Ireland is a site for people with an interest in Irish mining heritage. It follows on the work of the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland that closed down in 2019.

Music Network

Music Network is Ireland's national music development organisation, founded in 1986 by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon to develop classical, jazz and traditional Irish music nationwide.

Music Network is designed to give everyone in Ireland access to musical activity of the highest quality regardless of geographical location, economic or educational disadvantage, disability, age, or lack of any previous musical experience.


National Youth Arts Programme (NYAP)

The National Youth Arts Programme is an initiative of the National Youth Council of Ireland and supported by the Arts Council and the Department of Education and Science (Youth Affairs Section).

The National Youth Arts Programme (NYAP) is dedicated to the development and advancement of youth arts in Ireland. It aims specifically to realise the potential of young people through good quality arts practice in the Youth Service and to develop appropriate policies and activities at local, regional and national level.