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 distribute funding on behalf of the Exchequer and on behalf of The National Lottery.

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Funding

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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Not to be missed Field Day Weekend at Seamus Heaney HomePlace curated by Stephen Rea

Friday 17th February 2017 at 4pm 0 Comments

Leading Belfast actor, Stephen Rea, has curated a weekend of poetry and music inspired events at Seamus Heaney HomePlace arts centre in Bellaghy on 24-25 February.

Arts Council Head of Literature, Damian Smyth, with poet Leontia Flynn. Leontia will be introducing Heaney’s fifth collection of poetry, 'Field Work' as part of the Field Day Weekend at Heaney HomePlace Image: Arts Council Head of Literature, Damian Smyth, with poet Leontia Flynn. Leontia will be introducing Heaney’s fifth collection of poetry, 'Field Work' as part of the Field Day Weekend at Heaney HomePlace
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Maiden Voyage explore life, love and loss in new work

Friday 10th February 2017 at 3pm 0 Comments

A brand new triple bill exploring sensitive issues such as miscarriage and infant death, relics of our past and lives lost, and the relationship between our physical and spiritual body is to be premiered in The Mac by Belfast Dance Company, Maiden Voyage Dance, in early March. 

Acclaimed local and international choreographers are joining forces for the new commissions focusing on the issues of life, love and loss Image: Acclaimed local and international choreographers are joining forces for the new commissions focusing on the issues of life, love and loss
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Our Current Projects

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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