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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.

 

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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BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year 2016

Thursday 11th February 2016 at 10am 0 Comments

The search is on once again to find Northern Ireland’s top junior and senior school choirs and all the action will be broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster beginning on Sunday 21st February.

The BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year competition returns for 2016 presented by Kerry McLean and John Toal. The competition is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Image: The BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year competition returns for 2016 presented by Kerry McLean and John Toal. The competition is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
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Music Unites Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka

Wednesday 10th February 2016 at 10am 0 Comments

Beyond Skin are pleased to announce the next phase of the Parallel Versing project encompassing a large schools programme and various musician exchanges between Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka.

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Conor Mitchell unveils new classical work with Ulster Orchestra

Tuesday 9th February 2016 at 12pm 0 Comments

A new classical work by internationally acclaimed composer and musical dramatist, Conor Mitchell, will be unveiled later this month in a showcase performance featuring members of the Ulster Orchestra and South Ulster Community Band alongside award-winning flautist, Eimear McGeown.

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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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