Young Musicians' Platform Awards 2014

Young Musicians' Platform Awards 2014

Culture Night Belfast 2014

Culture Night Belfast 2014

Creative Europe Belfast Seminar

Creative Europe Belfast Seminar

Creative Belfast

Creative Belfast

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

14-18 Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

14-18 Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

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Accidental Theatre plays it fast and loose at the Lyric Theatre

Monday 15th September 2014 at 12pm 0 Comments

Back at the Lyric for the third year running this October, is ‘Fast & Loose’ a 24 hour theatre project. Developed by Belfast based theatre company Accidental Theatre, who combine new writing and an eclectic range of approaches to making theatre, making new theatre accessible to diverse audiences across Ireland.

The 24-hour Fast and Loose project will take place at the Lyric Theatre Belfast from 9pm on Friday 3rd October Image: The 24-hour Fast and Loose project will take place at the Lyric Theatre Belfast from 9pm on Friday 3rd October
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Desmond Kinney, Obituary

Sunday 14th September 2014 at 4pm 0 Comments

Desmond Kinney
(1934 – 2014)

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has learned with regret of the death of the Northern Ireland artist, Desmond Kinney, who died peacefully at home on Wednesday 10th September.

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The Arts Council of Northern Ireland announces how it will manage in-year cuts to arts funding

Friday 12th September 2014 at 2pm 0 Comments

In August the Arts Council asked its exchequer funded clients to prepare impact statements on the unprecedented cut to in-year funding handed down by the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure. (2.1% immediate cut and a further projected cut of 2.3% following the October monitoring round).

 

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The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection is now available to view online featuring over 350 artworks.

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