At national and international level Clare Arts Office works with colleagues in the Local Authority sector to promote the work of local authorities in the arts and advocates for policy and programme supports for the benefit of artists and communities.

The Arts Council of Ireland supports and funds Clare Arts Office through the Framework for Collaboration: A Memorandum of Understanding between the Arts Council and Local Authorities.

Clare Arts Office receives project specific support from Creative Ireland and sits on the Culture and Creativity Team of Clare County Council.

Clare Arts Office is a member of the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers (ALAAO) which aims to promote and highlight the work carried out by local authorities in the arts and the supports offered by the local authorities. In 2020 the ALAAO instigated the Platform 31 bursary for artists.