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 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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India inspired exhibition, Absorption opens at Ards Arts Centre

Tuesday 6th December 2016 at 10am 0 Comments

Opening on the 8 December, 7-9pm, Ards and North Down Borough Council is delighted to present a solo exhibition by visual artist Ellie Niblock which features work created during, and in response, to a recent residency in India.

Absorption will run at Ards Centre between Thursday 8th December and Saturday 21st January. Image: Absorption will run at Ards Centre between Thursday 8th December and Saturday 21st January.
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Embrace the arts this festive season

Monday 5th December 2016 at 11am 0 Comments

Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for many of our leading arts organisations. We’ve prepared a short guide on some of the productions and performances taking place in venues across Northern Ireland this December.

What the Donkey Saw featuring an all-star cast at the Lyric Theatre is just one of the theatrical highlights this December Image: What the Donkey Saw featuring an all-star cast at the Lyric Theatre is just one of the theatrical highlights this December
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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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