Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555 info@artscouncil-ni.org

  • We are the main support for arts organisations and artists, offering a broad range of funding opportunities.

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  • We distribute funding on behalf of the Exchequer and on behalf of The National Lottery.

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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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Community Groups gifted free books in celebration of World Book Night 2021

Friday 23rd April 2021 at 12pm 0 Comments

The MAC, in partnership with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, has gifted 110 books to community groups in celebration of World Book Night 2021 which takes place today, Friday 23rd April 2021.

Pictured is Elisha Gormley from the MAC and Gillian Carr and Aisling Doherty from Action Mental Health, one of the community groups to benefit here from the scheme. Image: Pictured is Elisha Gormley from the MAC and Gillian Carr and Aisling Doherty from Action Mental Health, one of the community groups to benefit here from the scheme.
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What’s on in the Arts online

Wednesday 21st April 2021 at 10am 0 Comments

As more and more artists and arts organisations from Northern Ireland go digital to connect with audiences at home, the Arts Council has rounded up just some of these fantastic cultural things to do online, much of it supported by the Department for Communities and National Lottery funding.

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World Book Night 2021 Giveaway

To celebrate World Book Night on Friday 23rd April 2021, the Arts Council and the MAC will be gifting 160 free copies of East Belfast-author Glenn Patterson’s latest novel, Where Are We Now?  to community groups, book clubs and members of the public. In addition Libraries NI will have copies of the book available in its branches across Northern Ireland for readers to borrow through its Book and Collect service.

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