Artist of the Month - Colin Watson

Artist of the Month - Colin Watson

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Project Funding for Organisations Now Open

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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.

 

Funding

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

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About Us

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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Showcasing the Arts

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

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Programme launched for Belfast Photo Festival 2015

Tuesday 5th May 2015 at 11am 0 Comments

Belfast Photo Festival, 4 – 30th June, Northern Ireland’s premier visual arts festival and the photographic biennial for the Island of Ireland, which celebrates some of the finest national and international contemporary photography, officially launched its programme on Friday last (1st May). 

(L-R) Cllr Arder Carson (Lord Mayor), Deirdre Robb (Arts Council NI) and Michael Weir (Belfast Photo Festival Director), pictured with a DeLorean car at the launch of the 2015 Belfast Photo Festival in Belfast city centre today. Image: (L-R) Cllr Arder Carson (Lord Mayor), Deirdre Robb (Arts Council NI) and Michael Weir (Belfast Photo Festival Director), pictured with a DeLorean car at the launch of the 2015 Belfast Photo Festival in Belfast city centre today.
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Arts Council announces first details of Creative Employment Programme

Thursday 30th April 2015 at 12pm 0 Comments

Employers working in the creative sector will, from today, have the opportunity to apply to a new scheme which offers financial incentives to create specialist apprenticeships and intern opportunities. 

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Own Art scheme makes great art affordable to all

Wednesday 29th April 2015 at 9am 0 Comments

Starting or growing your very own art collection has never been easier thanks to ‘Own Art’, an interest free loan scheme supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.   

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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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