Musical Instruments for Bands Funding

Musical Instruments for Bands Funding

Arts & Age Conference 2014 Keynote Speeches (Videos)

Arts & Age Conference 2014 Keynote Speeches (Videos)

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

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



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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A Big Song & Dance ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Tuesday 15th April 2014 at 9am 0 Comments

An exciting programme of arts and cultural activities has been unveiled to celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games taking place between 23rd July and 3rd August. 

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Dundalk students build peace through the arts

Monday 14th April 2014 at 1pm 0 Comments

Students from over 40 countries studying at DKIT will have the opportunity to join forces with residents of the neighbouring housing estate of Muirhevnamor to shape a new piece of public art that will connect the campus and surrounding community of Dundalk.

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Job Opportunities

Sunday 13th April 2014 at 4pm 0 Comments

The following jobs are being advertised by the Arts Council or on behalf of client organisations. For application packs and further information on external positions please contact the organisations directly

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Our Current Projects

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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