Almost Home
The Capital Campaign 
for the New Irish Arts Center

“The most impressive and successful campaign that the Irish have ever embarked upon in New York” —Irish Voice 

Today, through an unprecedented partnership between the City of New York, the State of New York, the Irish Government, and many generous private donors, Irish Arts Center is building a permanent home to celebrate what it means to be Irish today. 

Our new Center will at last provide a suitable national cultural home for the Irish in America, intimately woven into the fabric of the world’s cultural capital. It will serve as a platform for established and emerging artists, and inspire new collaborations. It will expand our artistic canvas and educational programming, and unleash the potential of our growing organization. 

Campaign Progress Almost Home

Discover The Building & Naming Opportunities

Our New Home

Designed by Ireland's Office of Public Works (Wexford Opera House) and the New York architects Davis Brody Bond (National September 11 Museum), the New Irish Arts Center will bring together the old and the new in a dynamic, inclusive, sustainable flagship destination for New Yorkers who love great art, for visitors seeking an authentic cultural experience, and for the global Irish Community. Discover The Building & Naming Opportunities
$250,000 + Founder
Founding Patrons are individuals and institutions who understand that our cause is greater than a new building, and who recognize the importance in investing in Irish arts and culture for future generations. Our architects are developing a design concept to recognize our Founding Patrons in perpetuity at the entrance of the building. All Founding Patrons will also be recognized in the Centenary Circle
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$100,000 + Centenary Circle
The Centenary Circle will celebrate the history of Ireland and Irish America through a collage of moments, curated by leading Irish and Irish American authors, in a beautiful physical feature within the stairwell of the new building. We invite you to take your place in our history by making a gift in honor of a year that holds personal significance for you or your family.
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$50,000 + A Seat in Your Honor
By naming a seat in one of our performance venues, you will ensure that generations to come will have access to exciting, high quality cultural experiences that tell our story and create memories to last a lifetime.
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$25,000 + A Place in Our Foundation
By placing a name in the foundation of the New Irish Arts Center you or a loved one will become a part of the enduring legacy of Irish Arts Center and help ensure its future for generations to come.
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$10,000 + Your Name in Our History
Founded in 1972, Irish Arts Center is woven into the rich cultural fabric of New York City. Join our supporters by being recognized in a commemorative book that will mark our historic opening and will be publically displayed in the lobby of the New Irish Arts Center.
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