Culture Ireland promotes Irish arts worldwide. We create and support opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present and promote their work at strategic international festivals and venues. We develop platforms to present outstanding Irish work to international audiences, through showcases at key global arts events, including the Edinburgh Festivals, the Venice Biennales and special initiatives such as the Imagine Ireland initiative in the United States (2011) and Culture Connects, the Culture Programme to celebrate Ireland's Presidency of the EU (2013).

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  • Body

    Culture Ireland is the Division of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht responsible for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide. We create and support opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present and promote their work at strategic international festivals and venues. We develop platforms to present the richness and quality of Irish creativity to international audiences through showcase events in key arts markets including the Edinburgh Festivals and Venice Biennales, as well as special initiatives such as the Imagine Ireland Initiative in the U.S.A.

  • Expert Advisory Committee
    • Prof. Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (Chair)

      Composer and Professor of Music at UL

    • Niall Gibbons

      CEO, Tourism Ireland

    • Orlaith McBride

      Director, The Arts Council

    • Mary McCarthy

      Director, National Sculpture Factory

    • James Hickey

      CEO, Irish Film Board

    • Colm O'Floinn

      Director General, Trade and Promotion Division of the Department of
      Foreign Affairs and Trade

    • John Costigan

      Former Executive Director of the Gaiety Theatre

    • Maureen Kennelly

      Freelance arts producer and programmer, Currently Project
      Manager with the Crafts Council of Ireland for Year of Craft

    • Niall O Donnchú

      Assistant Secretary, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

    • Caitriona O’Kennedy

      Manager, Marketing, IDA, Ireland

    • Caitriona Fottrell

      Vice President and Director Ireland, The Ireland Funds

  • Budget

    2014 €2.5m
    2013 €3.16m
    2012 €3.56m
    2011 €3.997m
    2010 €4.083m
    2009 €4.553m
    2008 €4.75m
    2007 €4.5m
    2006 €3m
    2005 €2m