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Organisation: Arts Council

Address: 70 Merrion Square Dublin 2

Contact: Joe Stuart

Telephone: 01 618 0200

Fax: 01 676 1302



The Arts Council is the Irish government agency for developing the arts. It Provides financial assistance to artists, art organisations, local authorities and others for artistic purposes. It offers advice and information in the arts to government and to a wide range of individuals and organisations. As an advocate for the arts and artists, it undertakes projects and research often in new and emerging areas of arts practice and increasingly in co-operation with partner organisations. The Council also part funds the programmes of city and county arts officers throughout the country. It consists of twelve members and a chair appointed by the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism for a period of not more than five years.