Embrace the Belfast Festival this October

Embrace the Belfast Festival this October

Presenting a Creative Europe

Presenting a Creative Europe

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.

 

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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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Roaring good fun at free family festival

Friday 24th October 2014 at 11am 0 Comments

Botanic gardens will be transformed this weekend as the African Savannah comes to Belfast. 

Botanic Gardens will be transformed this Saturday as the African Savannah comes to Belfast with free African-themed family activities and workshops. Pictured are twins Ríonach and Méabh MacElhatton (age 5) and Katie McKavanagh (age 5). Image: Botanic Gardens will be transformed this Saturday as the African Savannah comes to Belfast with free African-themed family activities and workshops. Pictured are twins Ríonach and Méabh MacElhatton (age 5) and Katie McKavanagh (age 5).
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Making Connections: Research Higlights from the MA in Arts Management

Thursday 23rd October 2014 at 5pm 0 Comments

In collaboration with Arts Council Northern Ireland, The School of Creative Arts at Queen’s University Belfast will present findings from MA in Arts Management at the Brian Friel theatre on Thursday 6th November from 5pm to 7pm.

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Echo Echo officially open studios and launch international festival

Thursday 23rd October 2014 at 12pm 0 Comments

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company officially opened its new home last week. The purpose-built premises accessed directly from the city’s historic walls at Magazine Street house two dance studios, one with performance capability, and a range of office and ancillary spaces. 

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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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