British School at Rome Fellowship 2015

British School at Rome Fellowship 2015

10 years of Making It celebrated at August Craft Month

10 years of Making It celebrated at August Craft Month

Building Peace Newsletter Summer 2015

Building Peace Newsletter Summer 2015

Artist of the Month Margaret Napier

Artist of the Month Margaret Napier

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.

 

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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East meets West as Eastside Arts Festival comes to Cultúrlann

Thursday 27th August 2015 at 12pm 0 Comments

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, in association with Féile an Phobail, is set to host a very special evening of music to celebrate the work of one of Belfast’s all-time finest singer-songwriters, Van Morrison. 

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich is set to host a very special evening of music to celebrate the work of Van Morrison. Pictured are Anthony Toner (Eastside Arts Festival and Eimear Ní Mhathúna (Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich). Image: Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich is set to host a very special evening of music to celebrate the work of Van Morrison. Pictured are Anthony Toner (Eastside Arts Festival and Eimear Ní Mhathúna (Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich).
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New exhibition takes viewers on a journey along the River Bann

Thursday 27th August 2015 at 9am 0 Comments

The MAC is presenting a major new film work Drifting the Bann by Barbara Freeman. The film has been made possible through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Major Individual Artists Award. 

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Bluegrass picnic to serve up a feast of fun

Tuesday 25th August 2015 at 12pm 0 Comments

Ward Park in Bangor will play host to a toe-tapping feast of music this Bank Holiday weekend as the home of this year’s Open House Festival’s annual Bluegrass Picnic.

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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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