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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.

 

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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Creative Belfast project to celebrate the River Farset

Friday 5th February 2016 at 3pm 0 Comments

The Farset Project will bring a spectacular celebration to Belfast on Monday 30 May in a large-scale, outdoor, family-friendly event which has at its heart the story of the origins of Belfast and its people.

Roisin McDonough, Chief Executive Arts Council of Northern Ireland pictured with 7-year-old Aaron McMillen and Aisling Ni Labhrai, at the launch of the Farset Project at Belfast City Hall. Image: Roisin McDonough, Chief Executive Arts Council of Northern Ireland pictured with 7-year-old Aaron McMillen and Aisling Ni Labhrai, at the launch of the Farset Project at Belfast City Hall.
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Schools encouraged to apply for BBC Ten Pieces Music Coaching Scheme

Thursday 4th February 2016 at 11am 0 Comments

Schools across Northern Ireland who are working with musicians aged 11 – 14 and are taking part in the BBC’s Ten Pieces programme are urged to apply as soon as possible for a fabulous coaching opportunity from professional musicians.

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Arts Council publishes response to DCAL consultation on Strategy for Culture & Arts 2016-2026

Thursday 4th February 2016 at 10am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has published its response to the consultation by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure on the development of a new Strategy for Culture and Arts, 2016-2026. 

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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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