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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Stephen Sexton picks up 2018 Authors’ Award

Thursday 19th July 2018 at 8pm 0 Comments

Northern Ireland poet Stephen Sexton has picked up a top literary honour at this year’s prestigious 2018 Authors’ Awards.

Northern Ireland poet Stephen Sexton has picked up a top literary honour at this year’s prestigious 2018 Authors’ Awards. Image: Northern Ireland poet Stephen Sexton has picked up a top literary honour at this year’s prestigious 2018 Authors’ Awards.
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Summer Reading with Damian Smyth

Tuesday 10th July 2018 at 4pm 4 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is proud to support many of our leading literary greats as well as some of the most talented emerging writers of our generation. Damian Smyth, Head of Literature, picks some of the best of the recent reads now in the shops by local writers.

Damian Smyth, Head of Literature, picks some of the best of the recent reads now in the shops by local writers. Image: Damian Smyth, Head of Literature, picks some of the best of the recent reads now in the shops by local writers.
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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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