10 years of Making It celebrated at August Craft Month

10 years of Making It celebrated at August Craft Month

Artist of the Month Martin Boyle

Artist of the Month Martin Boyle

Arts & Older People Programme 2013 - 2016

Arts & Older People Programme 2013 - 2016

Troubles Archive

Troubles Archive

Creative Europe Desk UK - Northern Ireland

Creative Europe Desk UK - Northern Ireland

We believe that art has the ability to reach across boundaries, inspiring, teaching and bringing people together.

 

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We are the 
main support for 
arts organisations 
and artists, 
offering a broad 
range of funding opportunities.

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We believe in placing “Art at the Heart” because we know that art makes a difference.

We distribute public money and National Lottery funds to develop and deliver a wide variety of arts projects, events and initiatives across Northern Ireland.

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Our vision is to 'place the arts at the heart of our social, economic and creative life'

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Research & Development

Developing effective policy by gathering evaluation evidence, analysing data & developing artform strategies.

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We support both established and emerging artists to grow their international profile.

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Intercultural arts celebrated with the launch of Mela 2015

Tuesday 4th August 2015 at 3pm 0 Comments

ArtsEkta today launched the 2015 Mela programme, highlighting this intercultural, community arts festival which takes place in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens on August 30th

The cultures of the world will come together in colourful, noisy, fun-filled celebration in Belfast's Botanic Gardens on Sunday 30 August. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye Image: The cultures of the world will come together in colourful, noisy, fun-filled celebration in Belfast's Botanic Gardens on Sunday 30 August. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
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£120,000 Creative Europe funding awarded to Sixteen South

Tuesday 4th August 2015 at 8am 0 Comments

Belfast based production company Sixteen South has received an award of £121,216 from Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme’s Development Slate funding opportunity.

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Open House Festival opens for business

Friday 31st July 2015 at 12pm 0 Comments

Open House Festival Bangor kicks off this weekend, with more than 100 events taking place in 36 venues and locations across the town over the 31 days of August. From Saturday 1st through to Monday 31st, there will be a total of 224 opportunities to attend an Open House event – more than one third of which are free.

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The Arts Council Collection

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection is now available to view online featuring over 350 artworks.

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