Play a part in GIAF 2023 by becoming a Friend of the Festival

6 April 2023

Galway International Arts Festival is inviting businesses and individuals to ‘play a part’ in the festival this July by becoming a Friend of the Festival.

Galway International Arts Festival is major event in Galway’s summer calendar, attracting over 300,000 attendances at over 200 events over two weeks last July.

This year GIAF is focused on growth, with plans for major venue reconfigurations, the presentation of its most ambitious dance & theatre programme ever, an incredible music, visual arts and discussion line-up.

The Friends scheme supports GIAF’s policy of making the arts accessible to all, which includes offering 25% of the programme free of charge each year.

Galway International Arts Festival’s Friends scheme is open to individual and businesses friends with prices starting from as little as €150.

Friends enjoy a host of benefits including priority booking, complimentary tickets, festival merchandise and listing on the GIAF website.

You can give the gift of Friendship to an arts loving family member, friend, or colleague or simply buy a friendship for yourself.

Announcing details of its 2023 Friends Campaign, ahead of the 46th annual Festival, which takes place from 17 – 30 July this year, GIAF Fundraising Manager, Aisling O’Sullivan said:

“This year we are very proud to celebrate our 46th birthday and are really looking forward to what will be one of our best festivals ever. The support we receive from our Friends will play a very important role in helping to make that possible and, as the festival approaches, I look forward to reconnecting with old friends and developing new connections and discussing all things festival.

“Our Friends’ continuing generosity and support really matters to us and is a major factor in helping us deliver what has become a major fixture in the Irish summer calendar. It’s an incredible two weeks in Galway so roll on July.”

For more information on becoming a Friend of the Festival, visit, email Aisling O’Sullivan at or phone (091) 509700.

Galway International Arts Festival acknowledges the support of its principal funding agencies, The Arts Council, Fáilte Ireland, Galway City Council, its Education Partner University of Galway and Drinks Partner Heineken®.