Young Musicians' Platform Awards 2014

Young Musicians' Platform Awards 2014

Culture Night Belfast 2014

Culture Night Belfast 2014

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.

 

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arts organisations 
and artists, 
offering a broad 
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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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We support both established and emerging artists to grow their international profile.

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Belfast prepares for a cultural extravaganza

Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 1pm 0 Comments

Belfast’s biggest celebration of arts, culture and creativity will take place this Friday night as the city’s artistic community throws open its doors for the 6th annual Culture Night.

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Culture Night Belfast…in Brussels

Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 12pm 0 Comments

The Brussels Platform, a joint initiative between the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Executive Office, will bring a taste of Culture Night Belfast to the EU capital this week with the aim of promoting the culture and creativity of Northern Ireland.

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Local talent taking up the baton at Belfast Festival

Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 11am 0 Comments

Local artists and organisations from all over Northern Ireland will be taking part in Ireland’s leading contemporary international arts festival, the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s, as they join the impressive line-up of Europe’s top theatre directors and internationally acclaimed artists in dance, film, theatre and music, filling venues all over Belfast from 16th October - 1st November. 

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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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