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Culture Ireland


Culture Ireland is the national body for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide. They create and support opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present and promote their work at strategic international festivals and venues. They develop platforms to present outstanding Irish creative work to international audiences through showcases at key global arts events, as well as through special initiatives such as the recently concluded Imagine Ireland initiative in the United States.

Culture Ireland offer financial support for Irish artists, arts organisations and cultural practitioners to:

  • present and promote their work at key international venues and festivals
  • develop new and diverse international audiences and markets
  • participate in international networking events


Culture Ireland support international showcases by:

  • presenting a range of artform showcases at key international arts markets
  • developing new platforms and building influence and opportunities for Irish artists at important arts industry events
  • working with artists and presenting partners to co-ordinate and promote Irish participation in key international cultural events


Culture Ireland support the development of Ireland's international cultural policy by:

  • advising the Minister for Arts and other government departments on arts and culture policy
  • building relationships and networks with arts and cultural organsiations, relevant public bodies, state agencies and government departments at home and abroad
  • working with the Department of Foreign Affairs to ensure that cultural affairs are effectively promoted whilst strengthening Ireland's cultural networks abroad
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