Artist of the Month Martin Boyle

Artist of the Month Martin Boyle

Arts & Older People Programme 2013 - 2016

Arts & Older People Programme 2013 - 2016

Building Peace Through The Arts Newsletter Spring 2015

Building Peace Through The Arts Newsletter Spring 2015

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Troubles Archive

Creative Europe Desk UK - Northern Ireland

Creative Europe Desk UK - Northern Ireland

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

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History and culture inspire next generation of American writers

Monday 27th July 2015 at 9am 0 Comments

Inspired by the landscape, history and contemporary accounts of Northern Ireland life, ten young American writers will this week showcase their work, the result of a month-long residential programme, at a special event in Armagh. 

Pictured are: Dominique Frangiamone (New York), Caitlin Curley (Colorado), Sharea Harris (Alabama), Bryanna Edwards (Baltimore), with project co-ordinator Terri Ciofalo. Image: Pictured are: Dominique Frangiamone (New York), Caitlin Curley (Colorado), Sharea Harris (Alabama), Bryanna Edwards (Baltimore), with project co-ordinator Terri Ciofalo.
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Belfast Festival will return in 2015

Thursday 23rd July 2015 at 10am 0 Comments

Festival to go ahead, renamed as Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival

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Creative Dream Team Bring Gulliver’s Travels to the Lyric Stage

Wednesday 22nd July 2015 at 2pm 0 Comments

Gulliver’s Travels returns to Northern Ireland in a spectacular musical adaptation from acclaimed platinum selling singer-songwriter, Duke Special, comedian, Andrew Doyle, Director, Des Kennedy and Choreographer, Jennifer Rooney who are also working on hit musical Once.  

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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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