Artist of the Month - Colin Watson

Artist of the Month - Colin Watson

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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.

 

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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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New Creative Belfast projects announced

Thursday 23rd April 2015 at 11am 1 Comments

Details of three ambitious new large-scale cross-community citywide arts projects have been unveiled.

The Creative and Culture Fund for Belfast was jointly set up by Belfast City Council  and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland as a response to the Council’s Cultural Framework for Belfast 2012-15 strategy.  Each organisation has committed £450,000. Image: The Creative and Culture Fund for Belfast was jointly set up by Belfast City Council and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland as a response to the Council’s Cultural Framework for Belfast 2012-15 strategy. Each organisation has committed £450,000.
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12 Projects Receive Derry Legacy Funding

Friday 17th April 2015 at 2pm 0 Comments

A series of outstanding arts projects will be brought to life across Derry-Londonderry as part of the final instalment of the £900,000 Legacy Fund for Derry. 

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Celebrating cultural diversity with heroes on the hill

Thursday 16th April 2015 at 9am 0 Comments

An original new performance with a cast aged from 9 to 21 years celebrated the cultural diversity of Dungannon with free public shows on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th in the Market Square in front of Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre enjoyed by a local audience of up to 700 people. 

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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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