A Place to Experience the Arts
In addition to being a city department, Irving Arts Center is a home for the arts, housing ten resident arts organizations. Resident Organizations provide cultural programs for the community, and opportunities to participate in the creative process. Community members can play a role in front of the curtain as musicians, actors, and artists, or behind the scenes as planners, technicians, directors and more.
Irving Arts Center’s facility is open 362 days a year, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. The facilities play host to a wide variety of rental clients, presenting everything from corporate meetings, conferences, cultural presentations and classes, to film shoots, wedding receptions and parties.
A Place to Connect
Irving Arts Center is a place to connect – with art, music and theatre, and others of like mind who value and enjoy the arts. Visitors can make a connection with artists, teachers, art makers and with each other.
The Arts Mean Business in Irving
A comprehensive economic impact study released in the summer 2017 by Americans for the Arts supports the assertion that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $25.5 million industry in the City of Irving. 1,031 full-time equivalent jobs are supported and $2.6 million in local and state government revenue is generated. The data from the Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Study prove that the impact of arts in Irving goes beyond the benefits of community engagement and quality of life. It bolsters the economic well-being of our city.
Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy
Irving Arts Center is committed to maintaining an environment that nourishes respect for the dignity of each community member, whether he or she is an employee, volunteer, officer, director, committee member, artistic participant, event attendee or independent contractor. This policy is adopted in furtherance of the #NOTINOURHOUSE initiative and in adherence with the Chicago Theatre Community Theatre Standards which strive to safeguard the health and well-being of all members in this community, and which aims to create an environment free of discrimination, where harassment of any type will not be tolerated.