Visual Artists Ireland is the Representative Body for Visual Artists in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Our Advocacy, Advice, and Membership services combine with our Professional Development and Art News Centre to be the most comprehensive support and information service available to visual artists in Northern Ireland today.


As the principle body, we offer the broadest range of services that are designed specifically for visual artists, visual arts organisations, and independent art workers. Our News, Jobs & Opportunities, What’s On, Events & Exhibitions, Visual Artists News Sheet, eBulletins, Facebook, Twitter, and websites all combine to be the most comprehensive resource for visual artists in Ireland.


VAI’s services are available year round through our offices and through our online resources which are freely available to all. Keep up to date with what’s on through our news and professional development services. Our one-to-one confidential advice service is available during office hours. These are supported by The Manual: A Survival Guide for Visual Artists as well as our many events nationwide.


Our work takes place across the island of Ireland. As part of our core services we support artists and artist groups working in every part of the country. More details on these are in our Professional Development and Events sections. Don’t forget to subscribe to our eBulletin in The Art News Centre, and keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter.