Arts and Age Festival 2016

Arts and Age Festival 2016

Lottery Project Funding Applications 2016

Lottery Project Funding Applications 2016

Artist of the Month April 2016 - Michael Hanna

Artist of the Month April 2016 - Michael Hanna

Troubles Archive

Troubles Archive

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.

 

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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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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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Festival of Fools this Bank Holiday weekend

Friday 29th April 2016 at 12pm 0 Comments

The 13th Festival of Fools, supported by the Arts Council, will fill the streets of Belfast city centre this bank holiday weekend with 120 free shows featuring 200 top quality international artists from 11 countries.  

Pictured launching the festivities with Canadian artist Mooky Cornish is Azelia Robinson and Ríonach MacElhatton, both aged 7. Image: Pictured launching the festivities with Canadian artist Mooky Cornish is Azelia Robinson and Ríonach MacElhatton, both aged 7.
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Ulster Orchestra debut for young jazz musician, Ed Dunlop

Friday 29th April 2016 at 9am 0 Comments

Young jazz percussionist, Ed Dunlop, from Belfast, will perform with the Ulster Orchestra alongside local jazz greats, Linley Hamilton, Scott Flanagan and vocalist, Dana Masters, this Saturday 30th April, at what is set to be one of the major highlights of this year’s City of Derry Jazz & Blues Festival.

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Streetwise celebrates 20 years of bringing circus to communities across Northern Ireland

Thursday 28th April 2016 at 8am 0 Comments

Streetwise Community Circus, an outreach organisation funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, are celebrating their 20th anniversary of bringing street circus skills to communities across the region.

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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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