August Craft Month 2016

August Craft Month 2016

Arts & Older People Programme 2016/17

Arts & Older People Programme 2016/17

Young Musicians Platform Awards 2016

Young Musicians Platform Awards 2016

Artist of the Month August 2016 Ian Cumberland

Artist of the Month August 2016 Ian Cumberland

Introduction to the Arts Council - British Sign Language film

Introduction to the Arts Council - British Sign Language film

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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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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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Major Individual Artist recipient Michael McHale to launch orchestral album

Wednesday 31st August 2016 at 10am 0 Comments

Renowned pianist, Michael McHale, from South Belfast, will release his debut concerto album of Irish Piano Concertos, recorded with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, on Friday 16th September, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Michael McHale was a recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Major Individual Artist award in 2014 in recognition of his contribution to creative life in Northern Ireland Image: Michael McHale was a recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Major Individual Artist award in 2014 in recognition of his contribution to creative life in Northern Ireland
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Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival 2016 Programme Launched

Tuesday 30th August 2016 at 12pm 0 Comments

The Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival has revealed details of its 2016 programme today (Tuesday 30th August).

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Hood bounces into Belfast as part of Festival Weekender

Thursday 25th August 2016 at 9am 0 Comments

Streetwise Community Circus will present, Hood, a Robin Hood inspired drama, at the Lyric Theatre on Saturday 27 August.  

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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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