Young Musicians' Platform Awards 2014

Young Musicians' Platform Awards 2014

Opinion: Are there too many festivals?

Opinion: Are there too many festivals?

14-18 Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

14-18 Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

Creative Belfast

Creative Belfast

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

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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Next generation American writers inspired by Northern Ireland

Tuesday 29th July 2014 at 11am 0 Comments

Seven young American writers have travelled to Armagh to soak up the culture and let their work be inspired by historical and contemporary accounts of Northern Ireland life. 

Students Clare Bonnyman, Kelly O’Brien and Dan Corrigan are spending a month in Armagh creating plays and articles which will be showcased as part of the John Hewitt Summer School Image: Students Clare Bonnyman, Kelly O’Brien and Dan Corrigan are spending a month in Armagh creating plays and articles which will be showcased as part of the John Hewitt Summer School
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Local childrens novel launches on Amazon

Tuesday 29th July 2014 at 10am 0 Comments

Supported by the Creative Industries Innovation Fund, 'Russ on the Suss' is sure to be a hit with young readers this summer. 

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Information session for individual artists

Friday 25th July 2014 at 3pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is co-ordinating a funding information session aimed at individual artists working across all artform areas .

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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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