CIACLA - Supporting the Arts in Los Angeles.

Amanda Coogan - The Ladder is Always There
Amanda Coogan - The Ladder is Always There

CIACLA is a non profit 501(c)(3) arts organization that promotes Contemporary Irish Culture and supports local communities in Los Angeles through a multidisciplinary diverse programme in collaboration with local and international cultural partnerships. CIACLA currently partners with existing venues to facilitate this program and  is focused on developing a creative platform to support and challenge artists as a means of promoting creative innovation and collaborative initiatives, fostering collaboration between Ireland, Los Angeles, and the United States.

CIACLA is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) | Check out our Support Page to see how you can help #savethearts 

The third annual CIACLA Irish Contemporaries Visual Art exhibition will return this summer at Building Bridges Art Exchange, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Los Angeles. 

Featured Artist: Bobby Zithelo | Spotlight Artists: Riley Waite | Sionnan Wood | Brenda Welsh | Jerry McGrath

CIACLA - The Contemporary Irish Center Los Angeles, in partnership with Building Bridges Art Exchange and The MART Gallery & Studios Dublin, are proud to announce the visual arts group exhibition The Irish Contemporaries {3}, curated by Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin.

A multidisciplinary series of Irish arts and culture in Los Angeles County.

CIACLA is thrilled to unveil 'Éalú' (Escape), the overarching theme for our multidisciplinary program in 2024. This celebration of contemporary art and culture bridges the visionary talents of Irish and Los Angeles-based artists across a myriad of mediums, including visual arts, film, theatre, music, and literature. 'Éalú' promises to unfold through an eclectic mix of experiences: Live Theatrical Performances, Exhibitions and Music Events, the third annual Irish Film Festival, Literary Events, the continuation of our successful CIACLA Creative Network monthly gatherings, and more!


By donating to CIACLA, you champion the vibrant tapestry of contemporary Irish culture and support its flourishing presence in Los Angeles. Every contribution, big or small, powers our mission to nurture creativity, foster collaboration, and shine a spotlight on the brilliance of Irish arts in the heart of LA.

Join us at our next Creative Network

The CIACLA Creative Network is a monthly in-person networking opportunity for Irish & Irish American & Friends who work as Artists, Actors, Filmmakers, Dancers, Writers, and anyone working in the Creative Industries  living in California.