Our Projects

Untold Stories

Untold Stories

The Irish are the longest established minority ethnic community in Leeds. There has been a significant Irish community in Leeds since at least the 1820s, and since then there has been a continuous influx (varying greatly in magnitude) of Irish immigrants into the city up until the present day.

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The Leeds Gathering

The Leeds Gathering

The Leeds Gathering Festival is now in its twelfth year and showcases 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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Educational Programme

Educational Programme

The Irish Arts Foundation places education at the heart of its work programme. We regularly delivery music tuition and full day workshops in a number of educational establishments and community venues across Leeds. These workshops are centred around Irish music, dance, visual arts and heritage.

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Partnership Work

Partnership Work

The Irish Arts Foundation liases with other Irish welfare and community groups in addition to other multi-cultural music and art schemes in city within the city, various statutory agencies, voluntary sector groups and umbrella organisations specifically dealing with community cohesion and regeneration

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Elders Outreach

Elders Outreach

Despite the many success stories of the Irish in Britain, The Irish Arts Foundation understands the hardships faced by many elderly members of our community in terms of socio-economic hardship, marginalisation and isolation.

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