Anne O'Donoghue & Mike Moloney Memorial Awards Announced

Anne O'Donoghue & Mike Moloney Memorial Awards Announced

Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award Applications Now Open

Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award Applications Now Open

Artist of the Month - Martin Wedge

Artist of the Month - Martin Wedge

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Troubles Archive

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 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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New Creative Employment scheme to create 100 jobs

Wednesday 27th May 2015 at 9am 0 Comments

A new apprenticeship and internship programme, announced by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, will create 100 employment opportunities over the next three years and provide fairer access routes into the creative industries.

Pictured are Carál Ní Chuilín Minister for Culture Arts and Leisure, Roisin McDonough, Chief Executive of the Arts Council, Sara Graham, Creative and Cultural Skills, with Ciaran McAuley, Lyric Theatre and Sean Pagel from Production Services Ireland. Image: Pictured are Carál Ní Chuilín Minister for Culture Arts and Leisure, Roisin McDonough, Chief Executive of the Arts Council, Sara Graham, Creative and Cultural Skills, with Ciaran McAuley, Lyric Theatre and Sean Pagel from Production Services Ireland.
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New awards for artists and administrators announced in memory of Mike Moloney and Anne O’Donoghue

Thursday 21st May 2015 at 3pm 0 Comments

Each award worth up to a maximum of £5,000 each, will be awarded annually following an application process.  Applications are now open and will close at 4pm on Thursday 11th June 2015. 

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Call for volunteers to help build a cardboard republic in Derry-Londonderry

Thursday 14th May 2015 at 9am 0 Comments

A final call has gone out for local people to help build a new state set to be established in Derry-Londonderry next week – made entirely from cardboard!

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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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