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Arts in IrelandLocal, Place and Public Art
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Fidget Feet, In The Open, 2021
Photo: Moira Lawson
Amergin, Public Art, N21 Castleisland to Abbeyfeale Road, created by Ronan Halpin
Photo: Domnick Walsh
Culture Night Launch 2023
Photo: Julien Behal
Trashcatchers’ Parade, Creative Places MacUíllíam, Tallaght Community Arts
Photo: Jonathan Stokes
Offaly Mini Movies. St Brendan's Community School pupils. Birr, 2014
Photo: Clare Dunne
Encountering the arts often occurs at a local level; these experiences can be truly significant.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices, including local arts.
A number of schemes and initiatives have been established for the particular support of local arts.
Links to local arts offices funded by the Arts Council.
Funding collaborative projects
A curated programme of multi-disciplinary, inclusive arts activities in community outdoor spaces
A programme for places around Ireland that have not had opportunities to benefit from sustained investment in the arts and creativity.
Brought to you by the Arts Council
A Framework for Collaboration is a 10-year agreement between the Arts Council and the County and City Management Association to further the development of the arts in every county in Ireland.
High quality and ambitious contemporary art in everyday settings
A Nationwide Season of Arts Events
An Arts Council and Local Government joint conference
Public Art Policy and Strategy 2018(PDF, 0.52 MB, 4 pages)
Places matter. What happens when we invest in the arts?(PDF, 0.97MB, 20 pages)
A Framework for Collaboration(PDF, 1.5MB, 9 pages)
Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
Contact the members of our Local, Place and Public Art department
087 449 0471
087 750 6956
087 913 2852
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.