Visual Artists Ireland is the Representative body for professional visual artists in Ireland. VAI research has identified: Isolation; a Need for Support; and a Need for Information as the three primary areas of concern for visual artists.

Each of these impact areas are directly referenced by a range of services which are clearly directed towards our vision statement “We dare to dream of a time when artists will live in a world of opportunities.” Through the delivery of Networking, Support, and Information services, we allow individual artists and artist groups to develop their careers, develop a capacity to take advantage of the opportunities, and to share knowledge. We do this through: Advocacy; Advice; Membership Services; Lifelong Learning; and Information Provision.


We dare to dream of a time when visual artists will live in a world of opportunities.


Our Mission is to create a trusted space where visual artists are valued and have access to supports and knowledge that supports and allows them to develop at all stages of their professional career.


Supporting Visual Artists at all stages of their professional careers.

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