See chapter 1.3.3 for reference to a 2008 Deloitte survey. Apart from this survey some information was offered at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht conference on Philanthropy and the Arts in October 2012.
Philanthropic giving and professional fundraising within the Irish Arts sector is under-developed. The facts as uncovered by the Forum on Philanthropy suggest the following comparison in terms of percentage of disposable income donated (Source: Philanthropy in the Republic of Ireland 2009 McKinsey).
The statistics also show that corporate giving is extremely low in Ireland. Corporations in the UK, for example, give 12 times more than top Irish companies. In terms of foundations, there are only 30 grant making foundations in Ireland, none of which is focused exclusively on the Arts. Per capita, if we were to meet the EU average we would have 857 such organisations.
Table 6: Philanthropic giving (all sectors including the Arts)
|13.6 billion||264.7 billion||500 million|
Source: Philanthropy in the Republic of Ireland 2009 McKinsey.
Table 7: Philanthropic giving to the Arts, % of overall giving
Source: Charities Aid Foundation 2011, Arts & Business Private Investment in culture, 2010/2011, Arts Council of Ireland
Table 8: Income breakdown for 18 largest funded Arts organisations in Ireland
|Commercial / other||3%|
|Private / corporate sponsorship||4%|
International comparisons – state funding as percentage of Arts organisations income*
Source: Arts Council of Ireland. 18 arts organisations represented from Ireland, International sources are for the sector as a whole.