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Hard to be Soft, Oona Doherty.
Photo: Luca Truffarelli
Liv O'Donoghue, Totems, National Gallery of Ireland
English National Ballet, Giselle, Akram Khan
Photo: Laurent Liotardo
Selma Daniel and Dagmara Jerzak, A-do-le-ta!, Dance House 2018
Photo: Sandra Walsh
Ryoko Yagyu and Rodolfo Saraiva, Giselle, Projects Arts Centre.
Photo: Declan English
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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
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 0248
(01) 618 0200
Cross artform practices
The Arts Council
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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.