Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555

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

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Lottery Project Funding Opens for Applications

Friday 20th April 2018 at 4pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is now inviting applications to its Lottery Project Funding Programme.

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Jan Carson talks Art and Older People

Wednesday 7th March 2018 at 9am 0 Comments

We caught up with writer Jan Carson about the EastSide Arts Artful Ageing project which aims to break down isolation and loneliness amongst older residents and how she enjoys working with older people.

Artful Ageing participant Rachel Barrett, east Belfast writer Jan Carson and project participant Ron Bagwell Image: Artful Ageing participant Rachel Barrett, east Belfast writer Jan Carson and project participant Ron Bagwell
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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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