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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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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£120,000 awarded to support youth arts projects across Northern Ireland

Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 10am 0 Comments

Twelve youth projects in communities across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from £120,000 of funding to develop bespoke arts projects that promote positive health and wellbeing.

Pictured are: Christopher White (MYAC), Lorraine Calderwood (Arts Council), Orlaith Moley (PHA) with project participant Nathan Fitzpatrick and artist Conor McGinley. Image: Pictured are: Christopher White (MYAC), Lorraine Calderwood (Arts Council), Orlaith Moley (PHA) with project participant Nathan Fitzpatrick and artist Conor McGinley.
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Playwright Alice Malseed is under the spotlight

Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 12pm 0 Comments

Playwright Alice Malseed is under the spotlight, having been awarded an international residency award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council to travel to India. Alice used her four week placement at Ramgarh Shekhawati in Rajasthan, to research and develop her new play ‘Goddess’. Set in present-day Belfast the story will re-imagine powerful Goddess figures from Hinduism and Celtic cultures.

Alice used her four week placement at Ramgarh Shekhawati in Rajasthan, to research and develop her new play ‘Goddess’. Image: Alice used her four week placement at Ramgarh Shekhawati in Rajasthan, to research and develop her new play ‘Goddess’.
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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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