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The Arts Council this year marks the 70th anniversary of its very first meeting on 25th January 1952.
The Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools initiative aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives.
From 2020, the Arts Council will run Culture Night
Colm Tóibín appointed Laureate for Irish Fiction 2022-2024
The current Ireland Professor of Poetry is Paul Muldoon
Through our partnership with Culture Ireland we support representation of Ireland’s finest visual artists at the International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
Providing support to selected organisations to plan and implement a fundraising programme.
A project recognising the role and importance of literature for children
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