Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555 info@artscouncil-ni.org

  • 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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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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Advocacy

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

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Arts Council publishes Disability Action Plan and Equality Action Plan 2019-24

Wednesday 19th February 2020 at 1pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has affirmed its commitment to ensuring fair access to the arts for all with the publication of two new documents – the Disability Action Plan and the Equality Action Plan.

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Q&A: Pilot Premium Payments Programme

Friday 14th February 2020 at 10am 0 Comments

Gilly Campbell, Head of Community Arts and Education at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland talks about the Pilot Premium Payments Programme and how to apply…

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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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