Visual Artists Ireland actively engages with the creation and support of networks that are focused on increasing opportunities for individual artists and/or working towards the betterment of working conditions in the visual arts. We also have a clear focus on the sharing of knowledge, experience, and advice. We achieve this through our shared research with our international partners, by hosting research visits to Ireland, and through our engagement with relevant internationally recognised specialists and advisers. We also operate an annual visiting curator and artistic director programme which introduces artists and curators.
VAI are active members of: Culture Action Europe, IFACCA, IAA, and the Creative Industries Federation.