If you are in receipt of an Arts Council award, you must acknowledge this support accordingly. You can do this with our logos and credits.
Acknowledging Arts Council funding is important because it is important that people know where their money is being invested.
The work you produce with Arts Council support helps to make the case that public funding is being put to effective use. Using our funding logos lets members of the public see the value of Arts Council support.
These guidelines will show you how to acknowledge Arts Council funding and use our logo correctly.
We should only be referred to as ‘The Arts Council’ or ‘An Chomhairle Ealaíon’. The only exception is when an event or programme takes place abroad, ‘The Arts Council of Ireland’ may then be used. Our logo will always remain the same.
Events in Northern Ireland: ‘The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon’ may be used to differentiate between ourselves and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
If you have sponsorship or funding is secured from other sources, you must still acknowledge Arts Council funding. Acknowledgement should be proportionate to and reflective of the level of funding provided by the Arts Council, and by other sources.
Verbal and Written Acknowledgements
All press releases, interviews, public statements and event speeches should feature a written or verbal acknowledgement of our support. This acknowledgement should be made throughout the duration of your funding.
For example: “This tour to seven venues nationwide is funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.”
Or: “The organisation acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon in making this exhibition possible.”, etc.
Social Media is an important part of publicising your work and acknowledging Arts Council funding. We ask any funded artist/organisation to tag us on any/all of your social media channels when posting about Arts Council-funded work. This is including in profile bios as well as individual related posts. You should use the hashtag #ArtsCouncilSupported.
You should also use the relevant Arts Council logo on any images, including social media banners, etc. where possible.
The Arts Council’s social media handles are:
LinkedIn: The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
If you have any questions, please contact Digital Media Officer Megan McInerney:
Cinemas, Film Festivals and Screenings
Cinemas and film festivals that are funded by the Arts Council – whether for screenings, programmes of work (including all festival and Access Cinema programmes), or archive services – must acknowledge Arts Council funding.
A promotional trailer is available from the Arts Council specifically for use in cinemas and on screens. This trailer must be used prior to every film screening at festivals and in cinemas and arts centres funded by the Arts Council.
Cinemas, venues, and film festivals can contact the Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the file.
Literature and Publications
The wording “[Publisher or journal name] received financial assistance from the Arts Council to publish this title” or “Fuair [publisher or journal name] cúnamh airgid ón gComhairle Ealaíon chun an teideal seo a fhoilsiú” must appear together with the Arts Council Literature Logo in the final publication, adhering to the guidelines for using our Credit Logo.
In the cases where the Arts Council has supported the individual writer or illustrator in the creation of the published work:
The wording “the author received financial support from the Arts Council in the creation of this work” or “Fuair [publisher or journal name] cúnamh airgid ón gComhairle Ealaíon chun an teideal seo a fhoilsiú” must appear together with the Arts Council Literature Logo in the final publication, adhering to the guidelines for using our Funding Logo.
For films that have been funded by the Arts Council, the closing and opening credits must carry the Arts Council Credit Logo at not less than 40% of the size of the main title, and at a size and running order placement proportionate to the level of financial support from the Arts Council relative to other funders.
The phrase “Funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon” or “Airgeadas ón gComhairle Ealaíon” must also be used, along with the above.
Video and DVD recordings must include the Arts Council’s ‘Funding the Art of Film’ Credit Logo in a prominent position on the sleeve cover.
Audio recordings must include the relevant Arts Council Credit Logo in a prominent position on the sleeve cover.
Funding Logos and Logo Files