Young Musicians' Platform Awards 2014

Young Musicians' Platform Awards 2014

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

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Arts in focus (Video Gallery)

We believe that art has the ability to reach across boundaries, inspiring, teaching and bringing people together.

 

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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Showcasing the Arts

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

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Shortlist announced for the MAC International

Tuesday 22nd July 2014 at 11am 0 Comments

An international judging panel which includes a senior Tate expert has today announced the shortlist of 24 projects which have successfully made it through the open submission for ‘MAC International’, which attracted over 1,000 submissions from more than 30 countries across the world.

A substantial £20,000 will be awarded to the winner of the MAC International at a special reception this October. Image: A substantial £20,000 will be awarded to the winner of the MAC International at a special reception this October.
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£1.5 million Arts Council Lottery funding awarded to arts organisations

Monday 21st July 2014 at 12pm 0 Comments

Fifty-Four arts organisations across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from £1.5 million of Arts Council of Northern Ireland lottery funding which will bring a series of outstanding arts projects to life across the region. 

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Eastside Arts Festival Officially Launched

Thursday 17th July 2014 at 3pm 0 Comments

Growing, thriving and legacy building - these were just some of the key messages at the launch of East Belfast’s 3rd annual summer festival today, Thursday 17th July. 

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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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