Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555 info@artscouncil-ni.org

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

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  • We distribute funding on behalf of the Exchequer and on behalf of The National Lottery.

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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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Advocacy

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

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Lighting designer, Rachel Fitzpatrick, exhibits at the prestigious VENICE DESIGN

Thursday 21st June 2018 at 4pm 0 Comments

Designer and artist Rachel Fitzpatrick, from Northern Ireland, was presented by the Global Art Affairs Foundation to showcase her work at VENICE DESIGN, the largest Design Exhibition held during the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Designer and artist Rachel Fitzpatrick showcased her work at VENICE DESIGN, the largest Design Exhibition held during the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. Image: Designer and artist Rachel Fitzpatrick showcased her work at VENICE DESIGN, the largest Design Exhibition held during the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale.
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Catch-up with NI Opera

Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 10am 0 Comments

Northern Ireland Opera’s Artistic Director, Walter Sutcliffe tells us about what they’ve been up to over the last six months.

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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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