Creative Europe Belfast Seminar

Creative Europe Belfast Seminar

Creative Belfast

Creative Belfast

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

14-18 Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

14-18 Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

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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Art in the Eastside brightens up the city

Monday 20th October 2014 at 2pm 0 Comments

Winter may be approaching but the streets of East Belfast are about to brighten up; Creative Exchange’s Art in The Eastside project is preparing to dominate the streets of the East of the city once again with it’s colourful array of art from international, national and local artists.

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Festival warms up for city-wide cultural celebration

Thursday 16th October 2014 at 2pm 0 Comments

As the 2014 Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s prepares to open the doors to a 17 day, city-wide, celebration of arts and culture Director Richard Wakely warmed up with a host of voices preparing for The Big Big Sing - just one of the 110 events from 18 countries that will be filling venues all over the city of Belfast as part of this year’s event.

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Quercus Ensemble bring Songs, Games and Dances across Northern Ireland

Wednesday 15th October 2014 at 3pm 0 Comments

Quercus Ensemble, the dynamic and innovative chamber music ensemble from Derry-Londonderry, will be performing their new show entitled, ‘Songs, Games and Dances at the Café de Paris’, across Northern Ireland, as part of their five-date tour around the region, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s NI Music Touring Programme.

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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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