Arts Council Local Government Challenge Fund

Arts Council Local Government Challenge Fund

Arts & Older People Programme 2016/17

Arts & Older People Programme 2016/17

Young Musicians Platform Awards 2016

Young Musicians Platform Awards 2016

Artist of the Month September 2016 Scott Benefield

Artist of the Month September 2016 Scott Benefield

Introduction to the Arts Council - British Sign Language film

Introduction to the Arts Council - British Sign Language film

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We believe that art has the ability to reach across boundaries, inspiring, teaching and bringing people together.

 

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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Showcasing the Arts

We support both established and emerging artists to grow their international profile.

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Gordon Fulton (1949 – 2016)

Monday 26th September 2016 at 11am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has learned with great sadness of the death of actor Gordon Fulton, who has died aged 67.

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Ulster Orchestra strikes up a chord for 50th anniversary celebrations

Friday 23rd September 2016 at 2pm 0 Comments

The Ulster Orchestra is celebrating 50 years as Northern Ireland’s symphony orchestra and will mark its golden anniversary with 50 pop-up performances in and around Belfast City on Wednesday 28th September. 

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Arts Council asks Local Government to take up the Challenge Fund

Wednesday 21st September 2016 at 11am 0 Comments

The Arts Council has announced a Local Government Challenge Fund for 2016-2017 worth up to £1.5 million and aimed at increasing access to the arts for people across Northern Ireland. 

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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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