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 a 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 Festival is now in its twelfth year and showcases some of the finest arts practitioners in the world of Irish arts.read more
Irish History Month, exists to promote the many positive contributions that Irish people have made in Leeds.read more
A project about the development of the Irish community in Leeds, funded through The Heritage Lottery Fund and The Ireland Fund of Great Britain.read more
We recently worked in collaboration with students From Leeds Trinity University to produce a mini-documentary on a season of performances of Irish music.read more
Gaelic language conversation group in collaboration with Leeds Irish Centre, restarted Wednesday 5th Octoberread more
Local Photographer Thomas Theakston recently did a photography project on languages in Leeds and included our Gaelic class.read more