Support for the Individual Artist Programme Funding

Support for the Individual Artist Programme Funding

Young Musicians' Platform Awards 2014

Young Musicians' Platform Awards 2014

Creative Europe Belfast Seminar

Creative Europe Belfast Seminar

14-18 Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

14-18 Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

Creative Belfast

Creative Belfast

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

We believe that art has the ability to reach across boundaries, inspiring, teaching and bringing people together.

 

Funding

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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Gerry Anderson (1944 – 2014): A Thank You from the Arts Council

Thursday 21st August 2014 at 1pm 0 Comments

BBC NI this morning announced the sad news that local broadcasting legend, Gerry Anderson, has died, aged 69.

Gerry Anderson, pictured with Lizzie Devlin, local resident Jim Noonan and pupils from St. Eoghan’s and St. Mary’s Primary Schools in Draperstown, at an Arts & Older People intergenerational project, ‘Stepping Back in Time’, October 2011. Image: Gerry Anderson, pictured with Lizzie Devlin, local resident Jim Noonan and pupils from St. Eoghan’s and St. Mary’s Primary Schools in Draperstown, at an Arts & Older People intergenerational project, ‘Stepping Back in Time’, October 2011.
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Russian adventure for Belfast Laureate Sinead

Saturday 16th August 2014 at 9am 0 Comments

T S Eliot Prize for Poetry winner Sinéad Morrissey is embarking on a Russian adventure this month, as she attempts to unravel the story of her family’s Communist past, her love-affair with its literature and the country’s overwhelming influence on her own writing. 

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June Monitoring Round 2014/15 Statement - Implications for the arts

Friday 15th August 2014 at 5pm 0 Comments

Following the Finance Minister’s recent announcement of an immediate in-year cut to all government departments (exempting Health and Education), the Arts Council met with clients in receipt of exchequer annual funding to discuss the possible implications.

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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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