Young Musicians Platform Awards 2016

Young Musicians Platform Awards 2016

Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award 2016

Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award 2016

Artist of the Month June 2016 - John Rainey

Artist of the Month June 2016 - John Rainey

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Young artist scoops inspiring India arts residency

Thursday 30th June 2016 at 11am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, in a joint initiative with the British Council, has announced new international arts residencies in India for artists from Northern Ireland.  

Pictured is mixed media artist, Ellie Niblock, who is the first artist selected for the India Art Ichol residency and currently has an exhibition, Entice or Repel? at the Crescent Arts Centre Belfast until 3 July. Image: Pictured is mixed media artist, Ellie Niblock, who is the first artist selected for the India Art Ichol residency and currently has an exhibition, Entice or Repel? at the Crescent Arts Centre Belfast until 3 July.
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£15,000 Rosy James Memorial Trust Award for Craft Makers re-opens for applications

Monday 27th June 2016 at 3pm 0 Comments

An annual craft bursary, the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, worth £15,000, has now reopened for applications.  This unique bursary aims to assist craft makers to develop their careers by creating a new body of work which would otherwise have been unattainable without the funding award.

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Artists invited to SIAP Information Clinic at VOID Derry

Monday 27th June 2016 at 10am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland will host an information clinic for individual artists at VOID Derry-Londonderry on Wednesday 6th July at 11:30am.

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