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

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Top poets gather to discuss international appointment

Thursday 22nd June 2017 at 9am 0 Comments

Leading poets from across the island of Ireland were called together to discuss the appointment of an International Visiting Poetry Fellow, as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s and Queen’s University Belfast’s joint ten-year Seamus Heaney Legacy project.

Pictured are:  Noirin McKinney (Arts Council) and Fran Brearton (Queen’s University Belfast), with Leontia Flynn, Paula Meehan, Gerry Dawe, Michael Longley, Ciaran Carson and current Ireland Chair of Poetry Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin. Image: Pictured are: Noirin McKinney (Arts Council) and Fran Brearton (Queen’s University Belfast), with Leontia Flynn, Paula Meehan, Gerry Dawe, Michael Longley, Ciaran Carson and current Ireland Chair of Poetry Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin.
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A Bursary and a Strategy by Angela Graham

Friday 23rd June 2017 at 10am 0 Comments

Angela Graham, a Welsh-speaking TV Producer from Northern Ireland, was awarded a Literature Wales Writers’ Bursary 2017 to complete a collection of short stories. She describes getting to grips with the business side of writing.

Strangford Lough by Angela Graham Image: Strangford Lough by Angela Graham
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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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