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 and the Venice Biennales.

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  • Body

    Culture Ireland, a division of the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, is responsible for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide through specific grant programmes. We also create and support opportunities for Irish artists and art organisations 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 Biennale, as well as various special initiatives. Culture Ireland is currently presenting an international culture programme to celebrate the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme - for further information please visit www.cultureireland.ie/iamireland

  • Expert Advisory Committee
    • Kevin Rafter

      Professor & Head of the School of Communications
      Dublin City University

    • Kieran Hanrahan

      Artistic Director of Tradfest

    • Niall Gibbons

      CEO, Tourism Ireland

    • Somhairle Mac Conghail

      Arts Officer, Monaghan County Council

    • James Hickey

      CEO, Irish Film Board

    • Josephine Kelliher

      Founder/Director RUBICON GALLERY

    • Maureen Kennelly

      Director, Poetry Ireland

    • Orlaith McBride

      Director, The Arts Council

    • Feargal Ó Coigligh

      Assistant Secretary, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

    • Liz Doherty

      Academic & Musician

    • Eamonn McKee

      Trade and Promotion Division of the Department of
      Foreign Affairs and Trade

    • Caitriona O’Kennedy

      Manager, Marketing, IDA, Ireland

  • Budget
    year Amount
    2017 €3.5m
    2016 €2.5m I Am Ireland programme
    2016 €2.5m
    2015 €2.5m
    2014 €2.5m
    2013 €3.2m
    2012 €3.6m
    2011 €4m
    2010 €4m
    2009 €4.5m
    2008 €4.7m
    2007 €4.5m
    2006 €3m
    2005 €2m