Support for the Individual Artist Programme Funding

Support for the Individual Artist Programme Funding

Young Musicians' Platform Awards 2014

Young Musicians' Platform Awards 2014

Creative Europe Belfast Seminar

Creative Europe Belfast Seminar

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.

 

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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End of summer showcase for Streetwise performers

Friday 29th August 2014 at 10am 0 Comments

Streetwise Community Circus is making final preparations for its end of summer shows, following a two week intensive Summer School training course as part of its “Evergreen” project.

Pictured is Rose Braniff from The Suffolk Centre, West Belfast who has taken part in the Arts Council funded Streetwise Community Circus project Image: Pictured is Rose Braniff from The Suffolk Centre, West Belfast who has taken part in the Arts Council funded Streetwise Community Circus project
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Curtain up for Cultural Tourism

Thursday 28th August 2014 at 5pm 0 Comments

ULSTER BANK BELFAST FESTIVAL AT QUEEN’S HIGHLIGHTS THE ROLE OF ARTS AND CULTURE AS A DRIVING FORCE FOR NORTHERN IRELAND TOURISM

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Northern Ireland performers prepare to Bounce!

Thursday 28th August 2014 at 2pm 0 Comments

Local companies Blue Chevy and Streetwise Community Circus are busy rehearsing brand new shows in time for Bounce!  Arts Festival Weekender – Belfast’s third disability and deaf arts festival.

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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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