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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£7.75m programme to support arts and cultural organisations

Wednesday 28th October 2020 at 7am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland to distribute grants on behalf of Department for Communities

Please note applications will open online at 2pm on Wednesday 28th October

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I Teach Trad – Professional Development for Irish Traditional Music Teachers

Tuesday 27th October 2020 at 12pm 0 Comments

Award-winning teacher, Donegal fiddler and academic, Dr Liz Doherty, gives an insight into I Teach Trad, a revolutionary new professional development system to support traditional music teachers.

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Our Current Projects

Arts Council announces £3.8m emergency funding to support 1089 individuals in the Creative Economy

The Arts Council on behalf of DfC and in collaboration with Future Screens NI, has announced details of 1089 individuals, working in the Creative Economy, who are set to benefit from £3,852,000 of emergency funding as part of part of the Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme (IERP).

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