CIACLA promotes Contemporary Irish Culture through a multidisciplinary program, coinciding with support from local and international cultural sponsors and partnerships. 

Program Supporters

It is with great thanks to the below partners, sponsors and grant agencies for assisting CIACLA to achieve our artistic program and activities.

MART Gallery & Studios Dublin provides creative art studios and promotes contemporary art through an engaging curatorial programme to local and international audiences.

Funding has been provided by California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

The California Arts Council supports local arts infrastructure and programming statewide through grants, programs, and services.

Culture Ireland promotes Irish arts worldwide. They create and support opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present and promote their work at strategic international festivals and venues.

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Emigrant Support Programme is a tangible expression of the Government’s support of, commitment to, and interest in the global Irish community. It aims to strengthen the international Irish community and its bond with Ireland.

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. This Program is funded by the State of California and administered by CalOSBA.

Program Partners

CIACLA has partnered with a range of leading organisations, collectives, artists, creatives, filmmakers, performers working across disciplines in our current and previous program including:

MART Gallery & Studios Dublin provides creative art studios and promotes

contemporary art through an engaging curatorial programme to local

and international audiences.

Film Screenings & Panel Discussion

Irish Screen America supports & guides Irish media-makers by showcasing their work and fostering partnerships in the two largest cities for the entertainment industry in the United States.

Screen Ireland aims to support and promote Irish film, television and animation through fostering Irish artistic vision and our diverse creative and production talent, growing audiences, and attracting filmmakers and investment into the country.

Literature Ireland brings the finest of Irish literature in the best possible literary translations to readers around the world.

Tramp Press publishing company founded by Lisa Coen and Sarah Davis-Goff in 2014 with the aim of publishing exceptional work exceptionally well. 

Irish Theatre Institute (ITI), is a resource organisation who nurtures, promotes and drives the ambition of Irish theatre makers and Irish theatre.

Dance Ireland aims to enable the development of dance as an art-form, a professional practice and an activity of interest.

Poetry International based on the campus of San Diego State University, is one of the oldest and most respected literary journals in the world specifically dedicated to poetry and poetics from around the globe.

Exhibition & Retail Space

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland is the national agency for the commercial development of Irish designers and makers,

Local Partners

If you would like to become a local partner email info@ciacla.com 

The Ireland Funds is a global network of successful business leaders, influencers and philanthropists that support worthy causes in Ireland and in Irish communities across the world.

Comhaltas LA / Ceol na nAingeal, “Music of Angels,” is the Los Angeles chapter of the international organization Comhaltas Ceolóirí Éireann, a group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music.

McNulty School of Irish Dance has grown into one of the most active schools in Los Angeles. With an impressive performance schedule, rigorous competitive track, and culture camps promoting Irish language, music, sports, arts, and history.

Conradh na Gaeilge is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Gaelic (Irish, Scottish, & Manx) languages and cultures. We are a branch of Conradh na Gaeilge (The Gaelic League) which was founded in Ireland in 1893 and was a major force in the language and literary revival of Irish language and culture in Ireland.

Irelandweek returns 1st-9th November 2019 for its 3rd installment, presenting events across LA including IRELANDCON – The Ireland Conference, celebrating creativity and innovation across, Tech, Trade, Culture, Arts and Entertainment.

The Irish Outreach Center was established in 1999, we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves the Irish community in San Diego and throughout Southern California. We work with many local entities to insure the Irish are welcomed, supported in the community, and their interests and rich cultural heritage are promoted within the region.

Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre is a world renowned acting school located in the heart of Hollywood, California. Driven by the belief that growth as an actor and growth as a person are the same, our Academy & Theatre provides the tools, training, and discipline to nurture and support actors.