Galway International Arts Festival

Galway International Arts Festival – Producer


Galway International Arts Festival is a major cultural organisation, which produces one of Europe’s leading international arts festivals; develops and produces new work that tours nationally and internationally; and presents a major discussion platform, First Thought Talks. The Festival takes place each July in Galway, Ireland
with attendances in excess of 250,000.

The Festival tours its own productions and exhibitions nationally and internationally, and with its co-producing partners has recently toured to London, New York, Edinburgh, Chicago, Adelaide, Sydney,
Hong Kong and Washington.

The Festival recently commissioned and produced John Gerrard’s Mirror Pavilion during Galway European Capital of Culture 2020 which toured to the Gwanjgu Biennale, South Korea in Spring 2021
and Incantata by Paul Muldoon (co-produced with Jen Coppinger) which toured to New York in 2020.

Other notable productions include Misterman, Ballyturk (Best Production at the Irish Theatre Awards) and Arlington all by Enda Walsh (all co-produced with Landmark Productions). The Festival’s productions of Enda Walsh’s Rooms, created with Paul Fahy, recently toured to the Barbican in 2019 having previously toured to New York and Washington.


Alongside its producing role the Festival has also presented the work of seminal artists and companies such as Joni Mitchell, Bill Viola, The National, Brian Wilson, St. Vincent, Nile Rodgers, Hughie O’Donoghue, Sophie Calle, Ana Maria Pacheco, Cormac McCarthy, Emma Rice, Ivo van Hove, David Hockney, Philip Glass, Robert Plant, Burt Bacharach, The Flaming Lips, Hofesh Shechter, Marina Abramović, Abbey Theatre, Steppenwolf, Royal Court and Druid.

Galway International Arts Festival acknowledges the support of its principal funding agencies, The Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland, Galway City Council, and funding partners NUI Galway, Flogas, and Heineken®.