GIAF productions go on to tour nationally and internationally, and First Thought Talks have taken place in Galway, New York, and London.
The organisation has played a very significant role in placing Galway firmly on the map as both a key cultural centre for the arts and a cultural tourism destination on the Wild Atlantic Way. It now looks forward to playing a central role in the European Capital of Culture 2020 designation awarded to Galway. The 42nd Galway International Arts Festival takes place from 15-28 July 2019.
GIAF’s Chief Executive is John Crumlish and its Artistic Director is Paul Fahy.