What We Do

With support of our members, we work to ensure that the arts are on local and national government agendas and are recognised as a vital part of contemporary Irish life. Our Steering Group is responsible for long-term strategy and our members focus on specific campaigns or research objectives.

At the core of our work we aim:

  • To be a voice for the arts in Ireland, communicating the value of the arts and campaigning for continued and increased engagement with and investment in the arts
  • To work in partnership with the arts community, political representatives and other stakeholders to ensure Ireland values those working in the arts, providing a fertile and supportive environment for artists
  • To ensure that the arts make the fullest possible contribution to Irish society and its future
  • To get Ireland off the bottom of the Arts and Culture Investment League. Have government commit to an investment 0.3% of GDP over the lifetime of the next government, taking us halfway to the European average

To achieve our aims we:

  • Capture the value of the arts in Ireland, working hand in hand with the arts sector, artists, the public, and Government
  • Work with others to build an evidence base that will inform policy and allow the arts to innovate and reach a wider audience
  • Build a deeper understanding of the mutual values of the arts and education and seek achievable means to embed the arts in education, working closely with educational partners
  • Ensure that everyone is Ireland can experience and participate in the arts

Help the NCFA continue to advocate for the arts in Ireland.