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Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award Applications Now Open

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Creative Europe Desk UK - Northern Ireland

Creative Europe Desk UK - Northern Ireland

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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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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Showcasing the Arts

We support both established and emerging artists to grow their international profile.

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New awards for artists and administrators announced in memory of Mike Moloney and Anne O’Donoghue

Thursday 21st May 2015 at 3pm 0 Comments

Each award worth up to a maximum of £5,000 each, will be awarded annually following an application process.  Applications are now open and will close at 4pm on Thursday 11th June 2015. 

Pictured launching the awards Gavin O'Connor, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Gail McGarvey, Play Resource Warehouse, Anita Woods, Grant Goldie and Will Chamberlain, Belfast Community Circus School and Fionnuala Walsh, Arts Council of Northern Ireland Image: Pictured launching the awards Gavin O'Connor, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Gail McGarvey, Play Resource Warehouse, Anita Woods, Grant Goldie and Will Chamberlain, Belfast Community Circus School and Fionnuala Walsh, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
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Call for volunteers to help build a cardboard republic in Derry-Londonderry

Thursday 14th May 2015 at 9am 0 Comments

A final call has gone out for local people to help build a new state set to be established in Derry-Londonderry next week – made entirely from cardboard!

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New play to raise awareness of human trafficking

Wednesday 13th May 2015 at 8am 0 Comments

A powerful new play, presented by Derry-Londonderry based company, Sole Purpose Productions in partnership with No More Traffik, shines a light on the issue of sex trafficking in Northern Ireland. 

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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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