Arts Council Local Government Challenge Fund

Arts Council Local Government Challenge Fund

Culture Night Belfast 2016

Culture Night Belfast 2016

Young Musicians Platform Awards 2016

Young Musicians Platform Awards 2016

Artist of the Month September 2016 Scott Benefield

Artist of the Month September 2016 Scott Benefield

Introduction to the Arts Council - British Sign Language film

Introduction to the Arts Council - British Sign Language film

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Troubles Archive

We believe that art has the ability to reach across boundaries, inspiring, teaching and bringing people together.

 

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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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We support both established and emerging artists to grow their international profile.

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Echo Echo Festival of Movement and Dance returns this November

Wednesday 28th September 2016 at 12pm 0 Comments

Echo Echo’s international Festival of Dance and Movement will return for an expanded fourth edition from 10th to 26th November taking place in venues around Derry-Londonderry.

Fresh from stunning success at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and winner of a Total Theatre Award, the Irish premiere of Tipping Point by Ockham’s Razor will take place in the new Foyle Arena in the Waterside area of the city on 24th, 25th and 26th November. Image: Fresh from stunning success at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and winner of a Total Theatre Award, the Irish premiere of Tipping Point by Ockham’s Razor will take place in the new Foyle Arena in the Waterside area of the city on 24th, 25th and 26th November.
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Gordon Fulton (1949 – 2016)

Monday 26th September 2016 at 11am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has learned with great sadness of the death of actor Gordon Fulton, who has died aged 67.

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Ulster Orchestra strikes up a chord for 50th anniversary celebrations

Friday 23rd September 2016 at 2pm 0 Comments

The Ulster Orchestra is celebrating 50 years as Northern Ireland’s symphony orchestra and will mark its golden anniversary with 50 pop-up performances in and around Belfast City on Wednesday 28th September. 

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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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