funders & partners

We couldn’t do this without you…

Since 2007 our funders and partners have played an enormous role in helping us to grow and flourish. We appreciate their continuing support. Our principal funders are Dublin City Council, the NEIC and the Arts Council.

These funders are a huge part of our success and in order to continue to create amazing events and opportunities for the Five Lamps public and for local artists we need support such as we have received over the last few years. If you would like to become a festival funder or partner please contact us at

Dublin North East inner city

DCC Central Office

The North East Inner City (NEIC) Initiative is a Government programme that oversees the long term social and economic regeneration of the area. In the 2017 Mulvey Report, Dublin North East Inner City – Creating a Brighter Future acknowledged that “the Arts and its artistic history and activities in the area needs to be recognised and encouraged” and referenced the value of a community based Arts Festival as part of the regeneration process. On this basis, the NEIC Programme Office has provided increased annual financial and other support to the Five Lamps Arts Festival in recognition of the contribution that this long-established community arts festival has made to this area and its people over the years.

“We are committed to supporting the voluntary Board of the Five Lamps Arts into the future in its tireless efforts to promote all that is positive about the north east inner city including the constantly evolving wealth of artistic talent and creativity that exists here.”

Dublin Port company

Dublin Port

Since 1997 the day to day running of Dublin Port has been managed by the Dublin Port Company (DPC) which traces its 300-year history back to 1708. This company is a self-financing, private limited company wholly-owned by the State. Its business is to manage Dublin Port. DPC set out in its Masterplan (2012 – 2040) on how it aims to improve capacity of the Port with a focus on reintegrating with Dublin City. In 2018, a Port Heritage and Communication’s Department was created to assist in the implementation of the key aims of the Masterplan. This new team are involved in a variety of tasks. These include; Corporate Social Responsibility, Tangible and Intangible Soft Values, various Port Heritage Projects and developing the Archive.

“We are delighted to support the Five Lamps Festival and in particular this wonderful publication which tells the fascinating history of Dublin’s Deep Sea Port and local area.”

The Arts Council of Ireland



The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish government agency for developing the arts. They work in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life.

We Make everything simple


We Make Everything Simple provides Research, Project Delivery and Business Writing services for individuals, start-ups, SMEs and NGOs. This is anyone who doesn’t have the time or capacity to research or deliver a process, project or document and wants to outsource the problem.

“We Make Everything Simple has supported Five Lamps Arts in developing a business and financial plan, and preparing grant submissions. .”

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