Culture Chats is a round table discussion that intertwines cultural and social conversations with performance; while delving into the minds of some of the leading contemporary voices in Irish culture. 

The first episode features musician Erica Cody, writer Felispeaks, visual artist MASER, DJ/Broadcaster Tara Stewart and musician James Vincent McMorrow discussing the spectacle and performance, with the discussion led by Matthew Nevin.

Through an accessible and free flowing conversation the panel of artists, musicians, writers and actors discuss their creative processes, artistic drives, performative anxieties and triumphs while intercutting performances and examples of their work.

Streaming Now here.


CIACLA is proud to present “Maggie”, a short film offering a glimpse into the lives of a recently separated couple. What happens to their fractured relationship when their mutual friend drops a bomb into the works?

The film stars Alan Smyth, Catherine Siggins and Caroline Morahan and was produced in response to restrictions on live theatre during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Directors of CIACLA, Jenny Minniti Shippey, Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin, worked together with the three actors to develop and direct this short film remotely.

View Now here.


CIACLA Visual Artist Spotlight is an online exhibition featuring the work of two Los Angeles based artists Erin Schalk and Chris O’Mahony. The online exhibition has been curated by Ciara Scanlan and is available to view in full on CIACLAs website. While from May 17th over a two week period, CIACLA we will showcase a daily selection of images from each of the artist’s work across our social media. Furthermore, accompanying the online exhibition is a review of the artist’s work by Terence Erraught.  View Now at


I Traveled West: Poets on Place & Belonging

I Traveled West: Poets on Place & Belonging is an online literature performance & publication presented by Calypso Editions and CIACLA, in celebration of USA’s National Poetry Month. Produced by Jenny Minniti- Shippey, an editor at Calypso Editions and author of award-winning After the Tour, I Traveled West brings together five poets to consider questions like: how can we make meaning of a place; how can we understand home as we migrate, emigrate, and immigrate; and how can we make place into an action as well as a location.



In celebration of St. Patrick's Day 2021 CIACLA ran a week long music showcase presenting some of the great Irish musical talent based in Los Angeles. Each day we posted a new video that presents the style and sound of each of our exciting musicians, songwriters and composers across our social media platforms. All the performances are available to view now here.




CIACLA has teamed up with five of Ireland’s most exciting artists to bring you a collection of ten prints in the form of greeting cards; ideal for the holiday season, anniversaries, celebrations or to rekindle a connection. 

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We are delighted to announce our new program of events for 2020 and 2021. ‘Between You and Me’ is a series of online and in person events promoting Contemporary Art and Culture from leading Irish and Los Angeles based artists working in the visual arts, film, theatre, music and literature. 

‘Between You and Me’ features an Online Program showcasing over 100 artists, 10 Featured Artists who have created new live performances for our Micro Moments series, an online showcase of short films, and a new series of Public Events combining physical activities with virtual experiences. This diverse program will be focused on bringing people together through this difficult COVID-19 pandemic from Autumn 2020 to Summer 2021.

Please check out our current Opportunities Page to be part of our exciting program!




CIACLA is a non profit arts organisation that promotes Contemporary Irish Culture and supports local diverse communities in Los Angeles through a multidisciplinary programme in collaboration with local and international cultural partnerships. CIACLA is focused on developing a creative platform to support and challenge artists as a means of promoting creative innovation and collaborative initiatives in Los Angeles and across the USA.

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

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