Young Musicians Platform Awards 2016

Young Musicians Platform Awards 2016

Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award 2016

Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award 2016

Artist of the Month June 2016 - John Rainey

Artist of the Month June 2016 - John Rainey

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

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The countdown to Feile 2016 is on

Friday 1st July 2016 at 3pm 0 Comments

The countdown begins to Ireland’s Biggest Community Festival and Summer School, with the 2016 Féile Programme Launch taking place earlier this week. 

Pictured at the launch of the Feile 2016 programme this week are Harry Connolly, Visit West  Belfast, double Olympic bronze medal winner, Paddy Barnes, and Damiam Smyth, Head of Drama and Literature at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Image: Pictured at the launch of the Feile 2016 programme this week are Harry Connolly, Visit West Belfast, double Olympic bronze medal winner, Paddy Barnes, and Damiam Smyth, Head of Drama and Literature at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland
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Young artist scoops inspiring India arts residency

Thursday 30th June 2016 at 11am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, in a joint initiative with the British Council, has announced new international arts residencies in India for artists from Northern Ireland.  

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£15,000 Rosy James Memorial Trust Award for Craft Makers re-opens for applications

Monday 27th June 2016 at 3pm 0 Comments

An annual craft bursary, the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, worth £15,000, has now reopened for applications.  This unique bursary aims to assist craft makers to develop their careers by creating a new body of work which would otherwise have been unattainable without the funding award.

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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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