Agencies and organisations

National Resource Agencies

Contemporary Music Centre
Resource organisation for contemporary music in Ireland


The National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts

Dance Ireland    
Resource organisation for dance in Ireland


Resource organisation for film in Ireland

Irish Architecture Foundation

Resource organisation for architecture in Ireland

Music Network Ireland
Resource organisation for music in Ireland 

Poetry Ireland

Resource organisation for poetry in Ireland

Theatre Forum
Resource organisation for theatre in Ireland

 Visual Artists Ireland   
Resource organisation for visual artists in Ireland 


Other useful organisations 

Helps business people support the arts by creating mutually valuable partnerships between businesses and arts organisations

The Academy of Urbanism
An autonomous, politically independent, cross-sector organisation formed in 2006 to expand urban discourse

Access Cinema  
A resource organisation for regional cultural cinema exhibition 

Architecture Centre Network
The development and advocacy organisation for the 22 Architecture Centres in the United Kingdom

UK based commissioning agency of major art works 

Arts Generate
Arts in urban development in conjunction with Arts Council of England

Art in Partnership
An independent visual arts consultancy and public art commissioning agency

Resource organisation for artists working in South East Ireland

Art Point Trust 
A creative company working with artists to support new thinking and practice for the built environment and public space across the South East region of the U.K.
French and international online resource for information and documentation dedicated to public art 

Art Quest
Contains information, advice, articles and links to organisations of interest to visual artists and craftspeople

Art Trail
An artist led organisation based in Cork

Association of Irish Composers

Ballinglen Arts Foundation

Residency Programme, Ballinglen, Co. Mayo 

Ballymun Regeneration

Ballymun Regeneration Programme 

Breaking Ground

The Per Cent for Art programme for Ballymun Regeneration Limited 

Business to Arts

Organisation developing creative partnerships between business and the arts

Commissions East
UK based visual arts commissioning agency helping the development of artists and artwork commissioning in public spaces

Commissions North

UK based public art commissioning agency

Cork Docklands

Cork Opera House

Crawford Art Gallery    
City Art Museum for Cork 

Chrysalis Arts
An artist-led public art company based in North Yorkshire 

Daghdha Dance Company
Leading Irish contemporary dance company

Darklight Film Festival
Film Festival screening Irish and International independent digital film 

Department of Art, Sports and Tourism

The Dock
Arts Centre, Carrick-On-Shannon, Leitrim

 The Docklands Light Railway
UK commissioner of public art work, The Docklands Light Railway has been a major catalyst in the regeneration of East London. 

Donegal Public Art
Website of Donegal County Council's public art programme

Dublin Docklands Authority

Dublin Fringe Festival
Annual theatre festival in Dublin 

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Annual exhibition of contemporary art, Limerick

Fingal Arts
Website for Fingal County Council Arts Office, Co. Dublin

Firestation Artists Studios
Commissioning Agent and Artist Studios, Dublin city centre 

Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Resource Organisation for professional artists who focus on innovative sculptural techniques and practices

The Granary Theatre
Theatre venue, Cork

Grizedale Arts
A contemporary arts residency and commissioning agency in the central Lake District of rural Northern England  

Improvised Music Company
Not for profit organisation for jazz and related music  

Institute of international visual arts 

 The Institute of Designers in Ireland 
 The professional body representing the interests of Irish designers

Irish Film Board  
Governmental body supporting the national film industry

Irish Film Institute   
Preserves and promotes film culture in Ireland, operating cinemas and the Irish Film Archive 

Irish Music Rights Organisation

A national organisation that administers the performing right in copyright music in Ireland on behalf of its members

The Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild
The representative body in Ireland for writers for the stage and screen

Irish Theatre Insititute    
Resource organisation for theatre, dance artists, producers and presenters 

Irish Writers Union
Organisation which represent the interests of Irish writers

UK based Public Art think tank

Kids Own
An arts organisation specialising in collaborative projects involving professional development and publishing for young people 

Leitrim Sculpture Centre 

A national resource organisation providing artists, working in all mediums, with space, technical facilities and assistance to develop new work, undertake professional development or conduct study and research projects 

Limerick City Gallery of Art
The largest contemporary art gallery in the Mid-Western Region of Ireland, annually exhibiting national and international artists in a diverse exhibition programme.

National Sculpture Factory 

National resource organisation promoting opportunities for commissioning new works, collaborations, residencies and other artistic interventions

National Youth Orchestra

National Development and Resource Organisation for Youth Theatre/Drama

Ormeau Baths Gallery
One of the foremost exhibition spaces for contemporary visual arts in Northern Ireland.

Plan Projects
A UK based cultural consultancy that works with artists, developers, local authorities, regeneration agencies and communities

Public Art Online
A public art information site which provides guidance and examples of public art practice from around the UK and internationally

Public Art Scotland
Resource on public art in Scotland and internationally 

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
The Regulatory and support body for Architects in Ireland

Rua Red   
Arts Centre, Tallaght, South Dublin 

An independent public art consultancy in Wales
A UK commissioning and research programme based at the University of the West of England, Bristol 

Amsterdam-based organization who realise art projects in public and semi-public settings

The Science Gallery
Gallery for science and technology, Dublin 

Triskel Arts Centre
Arts Centre, Triskel, Co Cork 

The Visual Arts and Galleries Association
The leading membership body for individuals and organisations who work in the  presentation and development of the visual arts

Waterford Healing Arts Trust

One of Ireland's leading Arts and Health programmes, Waterford Regional Hospital 

The Yew Tree Theatre    
Theatre production company 



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