Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555

  • 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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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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Opera for babies at Culture Night Belfast

Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 11am 0 Comments

After its great success at Belfast BabyDay and Young At Art’s Belfast Children’s Festival, Northern Ireland Opera’s ‘Little Lullabies’ returns as part of Culture Night Belfast this Friday 22 September, supported by National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Picture (L-R) are babies, Saul Walsh, Elliott Agnew, Elliott Johnston and Amber Keating. Image: Picture (L-R) are babies, Saul Walsh, Elliott Agnew, Elliott Johnston and Amber Keating.
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A Bursary and a Strategy by Angela Graham

Friday 23rd June 2017 at 10am 0 Comments

Angela Graham, a Welsh-speaking TV Producer from Northern Ireland, was awarded a Literature Wales Writers’ Bursary 2017 to complete a collection of short stories. She describes getting to grips with the business side of writing.

Strangford Lough by Angela Graham Image: Strangford Lough by Angela Graham
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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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