Artist of the Month - Colin Watson

Artist of the Month - Colin Watson

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Creative Europe Desk UK - Northern Ireland

Creative Europe Desk UK - Northern Ireland

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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Showcasing the Arts

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

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

Wednesday 6th May 2015 at 3pm 0 Comments

The annual craft bursary, the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, worth £15,000, reopened for applications  on 6th May 2015 and will close on Friday 12th June at 4pm 2015.  This unique bursary aims to assist craft makers to develop their careers by developing a new body of work which would otherwise been unattainable.  

Silversmith Stuart Cairns was the first-ever recipient of the Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award in 2014. Image: Silversmith Stuart Cairns was the first-ever recipient of the Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award in 2014.
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Arts Council and Audiences NI launch digital audit

Wednesday 6th May 2015 at 2pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland in association with Audiences Northern Ireland is carrying out an audit of the current capabilities and resources requirements of organisations within the arts and creative sectors in respect of Digital Technologies

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Programme launched for Belfast Photo Festival 2015

Tuesday 5th May 2015 at 11am 0 Comments

Belfast Photo Festival, 4 – 30th June, Northern Ireland’s premier visual arts festival and the photographic biennial for the Island of Ireland, which celebrates some of the finest national and international contemporary photography, officially launched its programme on Friday last (1st May). 

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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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