British School at Rome Fellowship 2015

British School at Rome Fellowship 2015

10 years of Making It celebrated at August Craft Month

10 years of Making It celebrated at August Craft Month

Building Peace Newsletter Summer 2015

Building Peace Newsletter Summer 2015

Artist of the Month Margaret Napier

Artist of the Month Margaret Napier

Troubles Archive

Troubles Archive

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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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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Creative Belfast set to deliver 7 spectacular events for the city

Thursday 3rd September 2015 at 11am 0 Comments

An Opera about Belfast, an Indian open-air theatre performance and a large-scale carnival village, are just three of seven spectacular events which will be rolled out across the city over the next 10 months.  

Seven landmark arts events will be rolled out across the city as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland & Belfast City Council’s Creative Belfast programme. Pictured are BabyDay Sling Swing dancers Lisa Davison & her son Rafael Marques (9 months). Image: Seven landmark arts events will be rolled out across the city as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland & Belfast City Council’s Creative Belfast programme. Pictured are BabyDay Sling Swing dancers Lisa Davison & her son Rafael Marques (9 months).
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Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival

Wednesday 2nd September 2015 at 9am 0 Comments

The 2015 Programme for the inaugural Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival has been launched today, revealing a truly world-class line-up of artists and events to inspire, provoke and stimulate.  It will feature 134 events from 23 countries, including 18 UK & Ireland Premieres, 9 Northern Ireland Premieres, 3 Irish premieres and 2 world premieres.

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East meets West as Eastside Arts Festival comes to Cultúrlann

Thursday 27th August 2015 at 12pm 0 Comments

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, in association with Féile an Phobail, is set to host a very special evening of music to celebrate the work of one of Belfast’s all-time finest singer-songwriters, Van Morrison. 

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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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