Anne O'Donoghue & Mike Moloney Memorial Awards Announced

Anne O'Donoghue & Mike Moloney Memorial Awards Announced

Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award Applications Now Open

Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award Applications Now Open

Artist of the Month - Martin Wedge

Artist of the Month - Martin Wedge

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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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Showcasing the Arts

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

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Belfast Philharmonic Society - 140 years and still singing

Thursday 28th May 2015 at 3pm 0 Comments

Final rehearsals are underway as Belfast Philharmonic Society celebrates 140 years of music making.

Final rehearsals are underway as Belfast Philharmonic Choir, together with Phil Kids, prepare to celebrate their 140th anniversary, with a special gala concert in the Ulster Hall, 30th May. Pictured are Melinda Fernando, Megan Coorey and Tarika Kinney. Image: Final rehearsals are underway as Belfast Philharmonic Choir, together with Phil Kids, prepare to celebrate their 140th anniversary, with a special gala concert in the Ulster Hall, 30th May. Pictured are Melinda Fernando, Megan Coorey and Tarika Kinney.
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New space for Void

Thursday 28th May 2015 at 8am 0 Comments

There are lots of exciting new developments at Derry based contemporary art space, Void. In recent months Void has entered into a new period of growth and development. 

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New Creative Employment scheme to create 100 jobs

Wednesday 27th May 2015 at 9am 0 Comments

A new apprenticeship and internship programme, announced by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, will create 100 employment opportunities over the next three years and provide fairer access routes into the creative industries.

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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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