Funders & Partners

Dance Ireland is a registered charity and receives funding and support from a variety of organisations to continue our activities.

We are always seeking new partners and ways to fundraise to expand the work we do.  If you would like to donate, or have a fundraising proposal, please get in touch with the team.

Dance Ireland receives funding from the Arts Council and Dublin City Council to deliver its programme and run DanceHouse.

Support towards our international programme comes from Culture Ireland, European Dance House Network, European Commission through Creative Europe and Erasmus+ programmes and cultural partnerships. We also generate income from membership fees, programme activities and studio rentals.

Dance Ireland is an active member of Theatre Forum, National Campaign for the Arts and the European Dance House Network, working strategically to strengthen dance in Ireland and internationally.

We are in the process of devising a fundraising programme, which we initiated with the Dance Ireland Commission Award.

Dance Ireland is open to developing partnerships and funding relationships with other commercial and non-commercial organisations for the greater benefit of dance in Ireland. Partnerships are a keys means for us to further capitalise on our expertise and resources and assist in the strategic development of dance in Ireland.

If you are interested in working with us on any of our programmes, please contact Paul Johnson, Chief Executive, on 01 855 8800 /

Cultural Partners include:

Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
CSC / Bassano del Grappa, Italy
European Commission, Creative Europe and Erasmus+ programmes
Culture Ireland
Dance Limerick
Dance Resource Base, Northern Ireland
Dansateliers, Rotterdam
Dublin City Council
Dublin Dance Festival
European Dance House Network
Firkin Crane
Galway Dance Project
Hrvatski institut za pokret I ples, Croatia
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
K3 Zentrum fur Choreographie, Hamburg
Kildare County Council
Le Pacifique /CDC, Grenoble
National Campaign for the Arts
Theatre Forum
The Lab / DCC Arts Office
Tyrone Guthrie Centre