Funding Bodies

Arts Council

 The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland. The Arts Council’s role in film is distinct and is central to the provision of a national infrastructure for film culture in Ireland. The focus is on supporting film artists and on providing for and developing audiences for cultural

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland was established on 1st October 2009 to regulate content across all broadcasting, assuming the roles previously held by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC). The BAI provides support for the skills development of the audiovisual sector on a case by case basis. Facilitating learning

Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the European Commission’s framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programme, Creative Europe, with a budget of €1.46 billion (9% higher than its predecessors), will support: Culture sector initiatives, such as those promoting cross-border cooperation, platforms, networking, and literary translation; Audiovisual

Culture Ireland

Culture Ireland promotes Irish arts worldwide through a range of initiatives and funding programmes. It creates and supports opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present and promote their work at strategic international festivals and venues. Culture Ireland develop platforms to present outstanding Irish work to international audiences, through showcases at key global arts events,

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. Enterprise Ireland work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets. In this way, Enterprise Ireland support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. You can

Fís Eireann / Screen Ireland

The role of Fís Eireann / Screen Ireland (SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise. The agency supports writers, directors and production companies across these sectors by providing investment loans for the development, production and distribution of film, television


RTÉ (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) is Ireland’s national public-service media organisation. A leader in Irish media, RTÉ provides comprehensive, cost-effective, free-to-air multi-media services to the public in Ireland and interested audiences internationally. RTÉ services are impartial in accordance with statutory obligations. At its heart, RTÉ is a creative organisation, making and commissioning a broad range of


TG4, the Irish language television channel is an independent statutory entity (Teilifís na Gaeilge). The channel has been on-air since late 1996. TG4 invests over €20m annually in original Irish programming from the independent production sector in Ireland. This investment supports 350 posts in small private sector companies throughout the island. The channel provides a