In this section you will find resources to assist you in developing your knowledge of EU funding, policy and research; national cultural policy documents and links to European arts and culture networks and other related resource organisations.

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National Research Reports

National Policy Document

Developing the Arts: Arts Council Strategic Statement

The Arts Council Ireland’s strategic statement was published at a time of significant change in the arts. That change is linked to wider social, cultural, economic and technological developments. It is a time of opportunity and challenge.

Early Childhood Arts: Three Perspectives

Following a roundtable discussion involving Irish early childhood arts and education practitioners in October 2012, the Arts Council identified some fundamental steps to be taken at a research level in order to inform policy and provision in the rapidly growing area of early childhood arts. The Arts Council commissioned three independent perspectives: an overview of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) policy and provision in Ireland; a background paper on the role of the arts in early childhood learning and development; and an international perspective on best practice in Early Childhood Arts.

National Policy and Research Documents

Early Childhood Arts: Three Perspectives

The Arts Council commissioned three independent perspectives: an overview of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) policy and provision in Ireland; a background paper on the role of the arts in early childhood learning and development; and an international perspective on best practice in Early Childhood Arts.

EU Policy and Research Documents

FAQ Financial Instrument

European Commission FAQ document on the financial instrument (loan guarantee fund) for the Cultural and Creative Sectors

Funding Guide