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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Funding

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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Shakespeare at The MAC a ‘Dream’ come true for Open Arts!”

Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 12pm 0 Comments

Open Arts, one of Northern Ireland’s most dynamic arts and disability organisations will be stepping into the spotlight at The MAC on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April for a unique production of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

Fairy King and Queen Oberon and Titania (Gareth Smyth & Michelle Porter), sprinkle a little magic ahead of Open Arts 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at The MAC on 26-27 April. Image: Fairy King and Queen Oberon and Titania (Gareth Smyth & Michelle Porter), sprinkle a little magic ahead of Open Arts 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at The MAC on 26-27 April.
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An Indian adventure with visual artist, Mairead McCormack

Wednesday 6th March 2019 at 2pm 0 Comments

Visual artist Mairead McCormack, who specialises in textiles, was selected by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council Northern Ireland to travel to the prestigious Sanskritti Cultural Centre in Delhi to undertake a six week residency at the beginning of 2019.

Mairead during her residency in India. Image: Mairead during her residency in India.
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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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