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

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F.E. McWilliam Gallery launch Linen Lab exhibition

Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 4pm 0 Comments

A new exhibition which explores the story of linen and its connection to the local area has opened at the F.E McWilliam Gallery & Studio in Banbridge. Developed by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Linen Lab is the result of  a year-long creative collaboration between eight artists - Rachel Fitzpatrick, Deborah Malcomson, Lyndsey McDougall, Robert Peters, Jill Phillips, Heather Richardson, Archibald Godts and Theresa Bastek of Studio Plastique and 400 young people from 13 local schools.

Linen Lab exhibition, F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio until Saturday 9th November 2019. Image: Linen Lab exhibition, F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio until Saturday 9th November 2019.
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The best of what’s on this Summer

Saturday 10th August 2019 at 1pm 0 Comments

We may already be halfway through the summer holidays but there’s plenty going on through the month of August to keep you entertained, from family events, to great music, theatre and more.  The Arts Council of Northern Ireland picks out some of the best events happening across Northern Ireland this month…

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Our Current Projects

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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