Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) is a major cultural organisation which produces one of Europe’s leading international arts festivals, develops and produces new work, and presents a major discussion platform First Thought Talks.

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 43rd Galway International Arts Festival takes place from 13-26 July 2020.

GIAF’s Chief Executive is John Crumlish and its Artistic Director is Paul Fahy.