Arts & Older People Programme 2013 - 2016

Arts & Older People Programme 2013 - 2016

Building Peace Through The Arts Newsletter Spring 2015

Building Peace Through The Arts Newsletter Spring 2015

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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.



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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New public artworks unveiled in Fermanagh

Thursday 2nd July 2015 at 9am 0 Comments

Two new public artworks have been revealed to the communities of Carrosyl and Killesher in County Fermanagh supported by the Building Peace through the Arts – Re-Imaging Communities Programme.

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Businesses pitch their support for the arts

Wednesday 1st July 2015 at 10am 0 Comments

In light of the recent cuts to the arts, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, MLA has pledged his support by creating a Dragons’ Den style crowd funding event to help raise monies for the local arts sector. 

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Five Apples sculpture unveiled in Ballymena

Tuesday 30th June 2015 at 2pm 0 Comments

Yesterday (Monday 29th June) residents of Dunclug celebrated the unveiling of a new public artwork entitled, Five Apples. The sculpture is the work of Japanese artist and sculptor, Shiro Masuyama.

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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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