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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offering a broad 
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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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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.  

Pictured at rehearsals for Hood, taking to the stage at Lyric Theatre Belfast on Saturday 28th August are Jacqui Watson, Joe Campbell-McCardle, Director, Stephen Beggs, Jamie Carlisle and Norman Miller. Image: Pictured at rehearsals for Hood, taking to the stage at Lyric Theatre Belfast on Saturday 28th August are Jacqui Watson, Joe Campbell-McCardle, Director, Stephen Beggs, Jamie Carlisle and Norman Miller.
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Arts and Older People Funding Programme reopens

Tuesday 23rd August 2016 at 2pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has reopened its popular Arts and Older People’s programme, with a total funding pot of £140,000 available. 

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Fairy fun in Cushendall

Wednesday 17th August 2016 at 9am 0 Comments

Cairns residents group in Cushendall recently unveiled a new public art installation, Fairy Ring, supported by the Arts Council as part of the Building Peace through the Arts – Re-Imaging Communities programme. 

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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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