Artist of the Month - Lucy Turner

Artist of the Month - Lucy Turner

What 13p does for the Arts

What 13p does for the Arts

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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Seamus Heaney commemoration at The Crescent

Wednesday 28th January 2015 at 1pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland welcomed the news that funded client Irish Pages will launch its unique and extraordinary issue, “Heaney” (Vol 8, No 2), on Friday, 30 January at 7.00 pm in The Cube, The Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road, Belfast.

Irish Pages will commemorate Seamus Heaney with a special issue Image: Irish Pages will commemorate Seamus Heaney with a special issue "Heaney" (Vol 8 No 2) this Friday 30th January.
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Update on 2015-16 budget for the arts

Monday 26th January 2015 at 2pm 1 Comments

The Arts Council today received confirmation that approximately 17,000 responses campaigning for no more cuts to the arts budget were received as part of the 2015/16 Budget Consultation. 

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Creative Europe Desk UK – Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th January 2015 at 3pm 0 Comments

Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme
Calls for proposals now open

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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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