Embrace the Belfast Festival this October

Embrace the Belfast Festival this October

Presenting a Creative Europe

Presenting a Creative Europe

Creative Belfast

Creative Belfast

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities

14-18 Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

14-18 Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

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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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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Echo Echo officially open studios and launch international festival

Thursday 23rd October 2014 at 12pm 0 Comments

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company officially opened its new home last week. The purpose-built premises accessed directly from the city’s historic walls at Magazine Street house two dance studios, one with performance capability, and a range of office and ancillary spaces. 

The new facilities will provide a welcome boost for dance and performing arts in the north west. Image: The new facilities will provide a welcome boost for dance and performing arts in the north west.
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Creative Europe Information Seminar

Thursday 23rd October 2014 at 9am 0 Comments

Creative Europe Desk UK – Northern Ireland invites you to a free event for film, television, games and new media organisations interested in applying for funding from Creative Europe.

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Art in the Eastside brightens up the city

Monday 20th October 2014 at 2pm 0 Comments

Winter may be approaching but the streets of East Belfast are about to brighten up; Creative Exchange’s Art in The Eastside project is preparing to dominate the streets of the East of the city once again with it’s colourful array of art from international, national and local artists.

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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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