Young Musicians Platform Awards 2016

Young Musicians Platform Awards 2016

Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award 2016

Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award 2016

Support for the Individual Artist Programme 2016

Support for the Individual Artist Programme 2016

Introduction to the Arts Council - British Sign Language film

Introduction to the Arts Council - British Sign Language film

Artist of the Month July 2016 - Victoria Bentham

Artist of the Month July 2016 - Victoria Bentham

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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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Arts Council announces £69,000 funding for intercultural arts projects

Wednesday 20th July 2016 at 4pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today announced funding worth more than £69,000, through their Intercultural Arts Programme (ICAP), for five intercultural arts projects taking place across the region.  

Pictured are artists from Beyond Skin's, Orchestre des Réfugiés et Amis  project are (L-R) Rev. George Okikiolu (Nigeria), Talal Abdullah (Sudan), Gobi (Sri Lanka), Terry McDonald (Ireland), Rashid Khaidanov (Kazakhstan), Victor Henriquez (Chile). Image: Pictured are artists from Beyond Skin's, Orchestre des Réfugiés et Amis project are (L-R) Rev. George Okikiolu (Nigeria), Talal Abdullah (Sudan), Gobi (Sri Lanka), Terry McDonald (Ireland), Rashid Khaidanov (Kazakhstan), Victor Henriquez (Chile).
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£1.5 million Arts Council National Lottery funding awarded to local projects

Wednesday 20th July 2016 at 10am 0 Comments

Fifty-four arts organisations across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from £1.5 million of Arts Council of Northern Ireland and National Lottery funding, to bring a series of high quality arts projects to people across the region.

 

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Small Grants open to community based arts organisations

Tuesday 19th July 2016 at 3pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has re-opened its popular Small Grants programme offering financial assistance of up to £10,000 to community based arts organisations throughout 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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