The Arts Council is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. We are the main support for artists and arts organisations, offering a broad range of funding opportunities through our Exchequer and National Lottery funds. Our aims and objectives are outlined in our five year strategy document
On this website you’ll discover all about who we are and what we do. Click on these links for information on our funding programmes; our funding policies, our budget, our research programmes; contact details for members of staff; an organisation chart; information on our governing Council; recent and archived news and press information; publications; how to subscribe to our free E-Newsletter service; our complaints procedure, our service charter, standing orders , staff handbook and much more.
The Council is committed to providing a high level of service to all its clients whether individual artists or arts organisations. For further information please review our Service Charter. There may be occasions where you are dissatisfied with the service you receive from the Arts Council or one of its funded organisations. If so, please check out our Complaints Procedure.
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