The goal of the Department’s Arts Division is to promote and develop Ireland’s artistic and creative strengths at home and abroad and to maximise their societal, economic and reputational value for the country. The Department works to enhance access to the arts by promoting and encouraging artistic expression, cultural awareness and participation.
The Department funds and works closely with the Arts Council and the Irish Film Board to secure the implementation of appropriate and effective strategies for the arts in partnership with the artistic community and film industry. The Department’s Culture Ireland Unit promotes Irish Arts and Artists abroad.
The Department acknowledges the fine art and cultural heritage of the country by providing the capital infrastructure for the National Cultural Institutions, funding their day-to-day activities and by providing financial support for projects supporting the cultural infrastructure in Ireland.
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