GALWAY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL (GIAF): Founded in 1978, Galway International Arts Festiva has grown into an event with a major reputation where, in 2022, there were 300,000 attendances at over 200 performances, talks and exhibitions in 30 venues over 14 days. The Arts Festival is a two-week event held in summer in a city of 84,000 in the most westerly region of Europe. GIAF exemplifies the principle of creative first. It was established by a group of artists, fledgling as well as experienced, who dreamed of bringing world-class artists to Ireland, while also supporting Irish artists and showcasing their work on the world stage, creating unique and wonderful experiences for all. GIAF leads task T2.3.