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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Advocacy

We support both established and emerging artists to grow their international profile.

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£1.5 million Arts Council National Lottery funding awarded to local projects

Wednesday 19th July 2017 at 2pm 0 Comments

50 arts organisations across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from over £1.5 million of Arts Council of Northern Ireland National Lottery funding, to bring a series of high quality arts projects to people across the region

Booktrust Northern Ireland has been awarded £22,180 to bring a series of high-profile authors to meet school pupils. Pictured is illustrator PJ Lynch on a visit earlier this year to Lagan College. Image: Booktrust Northern Ireland has been awarded £22,180 to bring a series of high-profile authors to meet school pupils. Pictured is illustrator PJ Lynch on a visit earlier this year to Lagan College.
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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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