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An Exercise in Seeing, Clodagh Emoe, Redcross Forest, Co. Wicklow, 2014.
Photo: Photographer: Enda Doran.
Entirely Hollow Aside From the Dark, 2017.
Photo: Trevor Whelan
Height, Ormston House, 2018.
Photo: Jed Niezgoden
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The Arts Council is dedicated to supporting a vibrant community of visual artists, visual arts groups and organisations.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices, including visual arts.
A number of schemes and initiatives have been established for the particular support of visual arts.
Links to visual arts organisations funded by the Arts Council.
The Arts Council offers various funding awards under the Visual Arts for artists, organisations, groups and curators to apply for support.
Artists respond to having their work featured under thematic showcases from the Arts Council Collection
Arts Council Collection Policy 2018-22(PDF, 6 pages)
Visual Arts Policy & Strategy 2019-2022(PDF, 4 pages)
Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
Visual artists' workspaces in Ireland - A new approach(DOC, 0.18MB, 8 pages)
We talk with some of Ireland's leading visual artists
Sarah Browne is an artist whose practice is concerned with non-verbal, bodily experiences of knowledge and justice.
Alan James Burns' new work Silicon Synapse opens in November 2019.
Jennie Guy is an artist, curator and educator based in Dublin.
Niamh McCann was awarded a Visual Arts Bursary in 2018.
Matt Packer is the Director of EVA International.
Garrett Phelan is a visual artist who continues to develop a distinctive practice through ambitious, site-specific projects.
Contact the members of our Visual Arts department
(01) 618 0280
(01) 618 0244
(01) 618 0236
(01) 618 0220
(01) 618 0200
Cross artform practices
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The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.