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Arts Council

The Isle of Man Arts Council exists to promote the Island’s cultural identity and encourage enjoyment of, and participation in, the arts.

A sponsored body of the Department of Education, Sport and Culture, it offers grants, sponsorship and underwriting to a wide variety of individuals, schools, groups and venues across the community.

The IOM Arts Council and Culture Vannin have a shared vision to promote and develop arts and culture on the Isle of Man. Whilst we work together to do this through our Joint National Strategy, we do so in very different and wholly distinct ways.

Read more about our National Strategy for Culture and the Arts.

With an entirely voluntary membership, a Council was established to offer advice and support local arts amateurs and professionals as well as visiting artists. The Council is made up of members of the community who represent all aspects of the arts with an MLC chairing. Meet the Council.

The Council is supported by an Office Team who are currently based in the Villa Marina Aracade. They offer advice about and process the application forms for funding as well as promote, develop and engage the community with the arts. Meet the Office Team.

For advice and guidance about applications, promoting an event or an idea to develop the arts on the island please contact us on +44 1624 694598 or at

Our mission is to enable, develop and promote arts, culture and creativity for everyone. The Isle of Man Arts Council was established in 1965 to support, promote and develop arts and culture on the island. It funds many organisations and offers advice and information to hundreds of people every year. The Arts Council website is a place which features news, events and funding advice in order to help our creative industries thrive and encourage participation and development in all aspects of the arts. For more information visit

The Isle of Man Arts Council

Unit 8

Villa Marina Arcade

Harris Promenade



Telephone:+44 1624 694598

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