Support for the Individual Artist Programme Funding

Support for the Individual Artist Programme Funding

Young Musicians' Platform Awards 2014

Young Musicians' Platform Awards 2014

Creative Europe Belfast Seminar

Creative Europe Belfast Seminar

14-18 Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

14-18 Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

Creative Belfast

Creative Belfast

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

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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Begin a new chapter with Russ

Tuesday 26th August 2014 at 12pm 0 Comments

Supported by the Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF), new children's novel 'Russ on the Sus' is now available in paperback. 

Pictured (l-r) are Shauna Ryan from Emain Publications, Russ on the Suss author Maureen Maher and illustrator Gary Boyd Image: Pictured (l-r) are Shauna Ryan from Emain Publications, Russ on the Suss author Maureen Maher and illustrator Gary Boyd
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Embrace new experiences at Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s

Friday 22nd August 2014 at 9am 0 Comments

The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland have introduced a new programme of participatory and creative learning activities to Ireland’s leading international contemporary arts Festival for 2014.  

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Gerry Anderson (1944 – 2014): A Thank You from the Arts Council

Thursday 21st August 2014 at 1pm 0 Comments

BBC NI this morning announced the sad news that local broadcasting legend, Gerry Anderson, has died, aged 69.

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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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