Dublin has long been famed for its vibrant arts and recreation scene. This sector accounts for almost 6% of all employment in the capital and has experienced comparatively faster growth than the EU average since 2011. This trend is expected to continue, boosted particularly strong growth in sports and recreation activities.

Funding to support initiatives in the arts is available from bodies such as Creative Ireland, the Arts Council and Culture Ireland.

The main bodies involved in the arts and recreation are:

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