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How Dublin Dance Festival operates

Organisation Structure

Dublin Dance Festival is the registered trading name of International Dance Festival of Ireland CLG registered in Ireland under registration number 328122. The Festival is a not-for-profit arts organisation which was incorporated in 2000. See DDF Governing Document. The Festival is governed by a voluntary, non-executive Board of Directors.


Dublin Dance Festival is committed to best practice and good governance. The Festival complies with the standards as set out in the Governance Transparency Scale, adapted by the Arts Council and signed Governance Code principle statement in September 2017, Governance Code statement. The Festival is also compliant with the Charities Regulator’s Code of Governance.

Financial Controls and Reporting

Dublin Dance Festival operates within strict financial procedures and controls and keeps detailed books and records of accounts. The Festival is fully transparent in all of its financial activities and reporting. The most recent set of audited accounts is available here. These accounts are compliant with the requirements of the Companies Act and Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP FRS102 ) for charities and not-for-profit organisations. You can also find audited accounts for 2021-2022 here.

Standards in Fundraising Practice

Dublin Dance Festival is a registered charity with CRA issued registered charity number 20047436. The Festival is open, honest and fully transparent in all of its fundraising activities. All monies which the Festival raises are re-invested in the Festival’s primary activity of organising and promoting a world-class festival with the best of contemporary choreography, which supports artists and develops audiences of all ages.

In December 2016 the Festival confirmed compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising, as developed by the Irish Charities Tax Reform Group (ICTR).

Donor Charter

As a charity seeking donations from the public, Dublin Dance Festival pledges to treat all of our donors with respect, honesty and openness. Donors and prospective donors can be assured that the Festival will be accountable and transparent in its dealings, using all donations to the Festival for their intended purposes to support the primary activity of the Festival as outlined above.


Dublin Dance Festival is open about whether those seeking donations on our behalf are volunteers, employees of the organisation or third-party agents. Anyone fundraising on the Festival’s behalf will ensure that prospective donors are aware of their status. The current salary scale for the Artistic Director is €45,000-55,000. The current salary scale for the Executive Producer is €55,000-65,000 (pro rata).

Feedback & Complaints Procedure

Dublin Dance Festival is committed to ensuring that all our communications and dealings with the general public and our supporters and stakeholders are of the highest possible standard. We pledge to listen and respond to the views of the general public, our supporters and our stakeholders. We welcome all feedback. View our Feedback and Complaints Procedure.

Privacy Statement

Dublin Dance Festival is committed to protecting your privacy and treats all personal data entrusted to us with the highest degree of security and confidentiality. Please read our Privacy Policy Statement.

Child Safeguarding Statement

Dublin Dance Festival is fully committed to ensuring that children and young people are protected and kept safe from harm while attending or participating in Festival events. Please read our Child Safeguarding Statement.

Sustainability Statement

Dublin Dance Festival is committed to helping build a green arts community and becoming the most sustainable arts organisation we can be. Please read our Sustainability Statement.