Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555

  • We are the main support for arts organisations and artists, offering a broad range of funding opportunities.

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  • We distribute funding on behalf of the Exchequer and on behalf of The National Lottery.

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

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Happy 100th Birthday to Margaret D’Arcy

Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 3pm 0 Comments

Margaret D’Arcy, versatile stage actor and doyen of the Group Players, has turned 100 today.

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Catch-up with NI Opera

Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 10am 0 Comments

Northern Ireland Opera’s Artistic Director, Walter Sutcliffe tells us about what they’ve been up to over the last six months.

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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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