Ambitions for the Arts: 5 Year Strategy for the Arts 2013 - 2018

Ambitions for the Arts: 5 Year Strategy for the Arts 2013 - 2018

Embrace the Belfast Festival this October

Embrace the Belfast Festival this October

Presenting a Creative Europe

Presenting a Creative Europe

Creative Belfast

Creative Belfast

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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Derry Legacy Fund Open for Applications

Thursday 30th October 2014 at 10am 0 Comments

The Legacy Fund for Derry opened for applications on 31st October, 2014. The fund, worth a total of £900,000, was set-up by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Derry City Council earlier this year and will bring three years of exciting arts and heritage projects to the city of Derry-Londonderry.

Girls from St Mary's College, Derry, winners of the Post Primary Unison in Two Parts Competition and winners of the Post Primary 3/4 Part Competition, at the recent City of Derry International Coral Festival Image: Girls from St Mary's College, Derry, winners of the Post Primary Unison in Two Parts Competition and winners of the Post Primary 3/4 Part Competition, at the recent City of Derry International Coral Festival
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Annual Funding Programme

Tuesday 28th October 2014 at 6pm 0 Comments

Application forms for the Annual Funding Programme are now available.

For more information click here: http://www.artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/annual-funding-programme

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44 projects share over £428,000 Creative Industries funding

Tuesday 28th October 2014 at 5pm 0 Comments

44 local businesses and three sectoral bodies have been announced as the latest recipients of Creative Industries Innovation Funding (CIIF) worth over £428,000.  

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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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