Isle of Man Arts Council Colette Gambell

Who We Are

The Isle of Man Arts Council exists to promote the Island’s cultural identity and encourage enjoyment of, and participation in, the arts.

A sponsored body of the Department of Education, Sport and Culture, it offers grants, sponsorship and underwriting to a wide variety of individuals, schools, groups and venues across the community.

With Culture Vannin, it delivers the National Development Strategy for Culture and the Arts.

'Arts, culture and creativity for everyone' is a shared vision for an Isle of Man where arts and culture are at the heart of our everyday life and everyone has the opportunity to be creative. The IOM Arts Council and Culture Vannin both work to promote and develop arts and culture on the Isle of Man, but we do so in very different and wholly distinct ways.

With an entirely voluntary membership, a Council was established to offer advice and support local arts amateurs and professionals as well as visiting artists. The Council is made up of members of the community who represent all aspects of the arts with an MLC chairing. Meet the Council here.

The Council is supported by an Office Team who are currently based in the Department of Education, Sport and Culture at Hamilton House. They offer advice about and process the application forms for funding as well as promote, develop and engage the community with the arts. Meet the Office Team here. 

For advice and guidance about applications, promoting an event or an idea to develop the arts on the island please contact us on +44 1624 694598 or at

Find out more about our funding schemes here.

A sponsored body of
The Department of Education, Sport and Culture
Rheynn Ynsee, Spoyrt as Cultoor
Isle of Man Government
Reiltys Ellan Vannin
Isle of man Government