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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Arts Council announces funding of £67,000 for 14 talented artists from Northern Ireland

Saturday 9th November 2019 at 10am 0 Comments

14 artists from Northern Ireland have been announced as the latest recipients of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s ACES awards 2019-20, a National Lottery supported funding grant bestowed upon Northern Ireland’s most talented emerging artists to enable them to develop their professional, artistic careers through the creation of new work.

Pictured (L-R) are ACES awardees, writer Scott McKendry, Dr Damian Smyth, Head of Literature, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and writer Dawn Watson. Image: Pictured (L-R) are ACES awardees, writer Scott McKendry, Dr Damian Smyth, Head of Literature, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and writer Dawn Watson.
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An Indian adventure with visual artist, Mairead McCormack

Tuesday 29th October 2019 at 3pm 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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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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