Open Submission Scheme 2015

Open Submission Scheme 2015

Troubles Archive

Troubles Archive

Music Touring Funding - Apply Now

Music Touring Funding - Apply Now

Artist of the Month - Elizabeth Magill

Artist of the Month - Elizabeth Magill

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.

 

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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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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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Young Musicians Platform Award winners debut with the Ulster Orchestra

Wednesday 25th February 2015 at 4pm 0 Comments

Three exceptional and talented young classical musicians from Northern Ireland performed with the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast last night (Tuesday, February 24).

Soprano Sinéad O’Kelly from Belfast; cellist David Sloan from Jordanstown and Belfast-born Mezzo Soprano Dawn Burns took to the stage with the orchestra in Belfast’s Ulster Hall Image: Soprano Sinéad O’Kelly from Belfast; cellist David Sloan from Jordanstown and Belfast-born Mezzo Soprano Dawn Burns took to the stage with the orchestra in Belfast’s Ulster Hall
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St Patrick’s Day Nashville performance for NI singer-songwriters

Wednesday 25th February 2015 at 11am 0 Comments

Following their performances at the 11th Belfast Nashville Songwriters' Festival which begins on 4th March, four of Northern Ireland’s finest singer-songwriters, will travel to the bright lights of Nashville Tennessee to perform in the 11th Belfast Nashville Showcase event, supported by funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and United Airlines.  

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Pam Brighton (1946 - 2015)

Monday 23rd February 2015 at 4pm 1 Comments

The Arts Council has learned with regret of the death of theatre director, Pam Brighton. Pam was in her 60's and had suffered an illness for several months.

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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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