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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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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Join the nationwide art project celebrating the centenary of the women’s vote

Friday 18th May 2018 at 11am 0 Comments

Prime Cut Productions, is joining thirteen other organisations from NI in supporting PROCESSIONS, a mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first UK women the right to vote.   PROCESSIONS invites women* and girls to come together on the streets of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London on Sunday 10 June 2018 to mark this historic moment in a living, moving portrait of women in the 21st century.

Pictured (L-R) at Prime Cut’s banner-making workshop are artist, Bobbi Rai-Purdy, Rose Holt from the Atlas Women’s Centre Lisburn and Flo Barr from the Shankill Women’s Centre. Image: Pictured (L-R) at Prime Cut’s banner-making workshop are artist, Bobbi Rai-Purdy, Rose Holt from the Atlas Women’s Centre Lisburn and Flo Barr from the Shankill Women’s Centre.
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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.

Past Production: NI Opera's Threepenny Opera Image: Past Production: NI Opera's Threepenny Opera
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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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