What's On April—September

Our Mission

To raise the profile of  the music and arts of Ireland throughout Britain and to celebrate the many contributions that Irish people have made to life here. 

The charity’s objectives are to provide access to and participation in traditional Irish music and arts through classes, workshops, access to materials, resources, promotion and performance.

The Irish Arts Foundation (IAF) was established in June 1998 as a Registered Charity (No. 1101657) and a Company Ltd by Guarantee (No. 4927919). It is supported by a number of public and private funders in Ireland and Britain.

We work extensively with a number of partners both locally and nationally and pride ourselves in the delivery of high quality professional arts and educational programmes.

The Irish Arts Foundation have been awarded level one PQASSO (Practical Quality

Assurance System for Small Organisations) accreditation. The PQASSO quality mark is endorsed by the Charity Commission as meeting the hallmarks of an effective charity.

The Irish Arts Foundation is core-funded by the Irish Government via the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland.

The Leeds Gathering

The Leeds Gathering

The Leeds Gathering Festival has been running for thirteen years showcasing some of the finest arts practitioners in the world of Irish arts.

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Irish History Month

Irish History Month

Irish History Month, exists to promote the many positive contributions that Irish people have made in Leeds.

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Untold Stories

Untold Stories

A project about the development of the Irish community in Leeds, funded through The Heritage Lottery Fund and The Ireland Fund of Great Britain.

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Trinity University

Trinity University

We recently worked in collaboration with students From Leeds Trinity University to produce a mini-documentary on a season of performances of Irish music.

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Gaelic Language Group

Gaelic Language Group

Would you like to improve your Gaelic language speaking skills? A conversational group meets every Wednesday evening.

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Portrait Through Languages

Portrait Through Languages

Local Photographer Thomas Theakston completed a photography project on languages in Leeds and included our Gaelic group.

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