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.



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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Ulster Youth Choir celebrates centenary of the Great War

Friday 1st August 2014 at 10am 0 Comments

The Ulster Youth Choir, with conductor Greg Beardsell, marks the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War with a special concert, Love’s as Warm as Tears, celebrating liberation, peace and reconciliation.

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Theatre tickets for under £10

Thursday 31st July 2014 at 11am 0 Comments

Top tier drama on the timetable for 26th Feile an Phobail summer festival.

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Intercultural arts funding for individual artists now available

Wednesday 30th July 2014 at 2pm 0 Comments

Individual artists working in Intercultural Arts can now apply for funding under the Arts Council's Support for the Individual Artists Programme (SIAP).

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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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