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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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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Arts Council response to Finance Minister’s 2015/16 budget statement

Monday 19th January 2015 at 4pm 1 Comments

Roisin McDonough Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, commented: “This budget sets spending on the arts back by a decade. It is bitterly disappointing that the DCAL Minister, with vocal support from the arts sector, was not able to persuade the Northern Ireland Executive to maintain the current level of arts funding for 2015/16.

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Song and literature combine for Brussels showcase

Monday 12th January 2015 at 5pm 0 Comments

Novelist Jan Carson and singer-songwriter Hannah McPhillimy are the latest in home-grown talent to represent the arts and culture of Northern Ireland in Europe as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Brussels Platform this February.  

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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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