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Irish Advisory Committee

Founding Contributors of American Friends of the Arts

Chester Beatty Library

The Chester Beatty Library is an art museum and library which houses the great collection of art works assembled by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968).

Business to Arts

Business to Arts is a membership-based, charitable organisation that brokers, enables and supports creative partnerships between businesses, individuals and the arts.

Irish Theatre Trust

Irish Theatre Trust raises funds to support projects in the festival aimed at inspiring, cultivating and celebrating emerging and established artists and enhancing the vitality of Irish theatre.

Irish Film Institute

The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It provides audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, Irish and international cinema.

Irish Museum of Modern Art

IMMA is Ireland’s leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary ar

National Concert Hall

The National Concert Hall is rated by performing artists as one of the finest concert halls in Europe and attracts over 340,000 concert-goers a year.


The mission of American Friends of the Arts in Ireland (AFAI) is to aid in the exhibition and performance of artforms by supporting specific projects of national and other significant cultural organizations in Ireland. AFAI will support the exchange of exhibitions and performances in the arts in general including visual arts, music, theater, cultural history and other arts fields