Young Musicians Platform Awards 2016

Young Musicians Platform Awards 2016

Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award 2016

Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award 2016

Support for the Individual Artist Programme 2016

Support for the Individual Artist Programme 2016

Introduction to the Arts Council - British Sign Language film

Introduction to the Arts Council - British Sign Language film

Artist of the Month July 2016 - Victoria Bentham

Artist of the Month July 2016 - Victoria Bentham

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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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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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Musicians invited to apply for WOMEX – World Music Expo bursaries

Thursday 28th July 2016 at 3pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland in association with Culture Ireland is offering delegate bursaries to WOMEX – World Music Expo taking place in Santiago de Compostela from 19th to 23rd October.

Previous bursary recipients, Balkan Alien Sound secured a European Tour after attending WOMEX in 2014 Image: Previous bursary recipients, Balkan Alien Sound secured a European Tour after attending WOMEX in 2014
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Arts Council IT Update Thursday 28th July

Thursday 28th July 2016 at 11am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland wish to advise that due to essential upgrades with our IT systems, we will not be able to send or receive emails between the hours of 4:30pm on Thursday 28th July and 12:00 noon on Monday 1st August. 

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Arts Council publishes response to draft PfG

Wednesday 27th July 2016 at 4pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has published its response to the Draft Programme for Government Framework 2016-2021.

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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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