Throughout 2020 CIACLA will partner with venues and organisations across Los Angeles to host pop up CIACLA produced Events while also supporting new partnerships through our promotional Platform.

Promotional Platform - Collaborating Events

CIACLA is delighted to announce we have launched an open call for partners who wish to submit events to our promotional platform for showcasing contemporary Irish arts programming in Los Angeles. 

We are interested in assisting new and existing organizers who are curating and promoting contemporary Irish events in Los Angeles through our online promotional platform. These events will form part of our ongoing future programming until we reopen our own center.

Through these partnerships CIACLA will promote approved events through our extensive mailing list and social media platforms to thousands of our followers and press list.

Check out to submit your event.


The groundwork for CIACLA - The Contemporary Irish Arts Centre Los Angeles, a registered  non-profit 501(c)(3), was established in 2011 when Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan of MART Gallery & Studios began to curate exhibitions annually in Los Angeles, promoting leading Irish Contemporary Artists.

In 2019, following eight years of exhibitions and events through local partnerships in Los Angeles, the pair launched a pilot venue for CIACLA with the assistance of Jennifer Minniti Shippey and Jenn McGuirk and a wonderful team of volunteers and cultural advisors which promoted contemporary Irish culture through a multidisciplinary summer program at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica.

This exciting program which showcased a need for a dedicated Irish arts venue in LA and was made possible with thanks to our new members and supporters, The MART Gallery & Studios, Culture Ireland, the Government of Ireland's Emigrant Support Programme and Santa Monica City.

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Our Future 

As we fundraise towards a permanent center, CIACLA will continue to facilitate and promote cultural events & exhibitions in collaboration with local and international cultural partnerships. The success of the summer 2019 program is evidence of the need for a venue to promote Irish Culture on the west coast of the US.

CIACLA will continue to develop lasting relationships to create a sustainable financial future for the center, while continuing to develop lasting donor relationships with members, patrons and institutional aid from the US and Ireland to create a sustainable financial future for the center.

Check out our current fundraiser where you can kindly make a tax deductible donation to allow CIACLA to continue.