Creative Europe Belfast Seminar

Creative Europe Belfast Seminar

Creative Belfast

Creative Belfast

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

14-18 Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

14-18 Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

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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Arts and Culture in Northern Ireland 2014

Tuesday 30th September 2014 at 9am 0 Comments

For the first time, more people living in rural areas of Northern Ireland are taking part in arts activities than those living in city locations. 

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Arts Council to host Intercultural Arts Symposium

Monday 29th September 2014 at 4pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council is extending to the invitation to attend The Art of Inclusion - Intercultural Arts Symposium on Tuesday 21st October at the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts.

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Antrim Community Choir’s Castle Tour Draws to a Close

Monday 29th September 2014 at 12pm 0 Comments

Antrim Community Choir - the all-inclusive, all-ability, non-audition choir – concluded its ‘Delusions of Grandeur’ tour yesterday, Sunday 28th September, with a final performance at Shane’s Castle in Co Antrim.

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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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