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Auditoria was established by the Arts Councils in Ireland to review planning, programming and provision of performance arts venues in Ireland.

The objectives of the project were:

  • To prepare a benchmark relational database containing information about the physical infrastructure for the performing arts throughout the island.
  • To inform the strategy of both Councils in relation to capital and programme/touring expenditure in the performing arts areas.
  • To enable the Arts Councils to advise their respective parent Departments and Local Authorities in the areas of capital investment, building maintenance, and operating costings.
The objectives were met by:
  • Mapping existing and planned buildings for the performing arts
  • Preparing a profile of such buildings
  • Assessing the maintenance and capital development requirements of venues,
  • Examining past and current programming of performing arts in venues and analysing data in terms of patterns, strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities
  • Identifying gaps in programming product available to venues
  • Identifying geographic gaps in access for audiences
  • Making policy recommendations for future expenditure to address access and programme provision
  • Devising policy recommendations for touring and audience development
  • Identifying capital requirements (small and large-scale) and devising policy with regard to the future development and maintenance of arts buildings
  • Formulating appropriate systems of revenue and capital grant support by the Arts Councils

Contact: auditoria@artscouncil.ie