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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.

 

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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Arts Council announces first details of Creative Employment Programme

Thursday 30th April 2015 at 12pm 0 Comments

Employers working in the creative sector will, from today, have the opportunity to apply to a new scheme which offers financial incentives to create specialist apprenticeships and intern opportunities. 

The NI Creative Employment Programme will, over the next three years, seek to establish 100 paid internships and apprenticeships in areas like technical theatre, music business, cultural heritage, community arts and live events. Image: The NI Creative Employment Programme will, over the next three years, seek to establish 100 paid internships and apprenticeships in areas like technical theatre, music business, cultural heritage, community arts and live events.
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Own Art scheme makes great art affordable to all

Wednesday 29th April 2015 at 9am 0 Comments

Starting or growing your very own art collection has never been easier thanks to ‘Own Art’, an interest free loan scheme supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.   

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School Choir of the Year winners revealed

Monday 27th April 2015 at 3pm 1 Comments

Grosvenor Grammar School and Pond Park Primary School from Lisburn have been named as Northern Ireland’s top senior and junior school choirs in the live final of the BBC Radio Ulster School Choir Of The Year

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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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