GIAF Info

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.