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 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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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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£160,000 investment will begin new journey for Civil Service Art Collection

Friday 13th January 2017 at 4pm 0 Comments

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has today announced his plans to purchase new art for the Civil Service Art collection.

Pictured with Finance Minister, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is artist Barry Kerr, Roisin McDonough, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and Rev. Bill Shaw, 174 Trust Image: Pictured with Finance Minister, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is artist Barry Kerr, Roisin McDonough, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and Rev. Bill Shaw, 174 Trust
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A year in the arts 2016

Wednesday 21st December 2016 at 3pm 133 Comments

As we hurtle at a break-neck speed towards the end of yet another year, it would be remiss of us if we didn’t take the opportunity to look back at some of our highlights of the past 12 months. 

One of highlights of the 2016 Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival, Taylor MAC's performances in Belfast were a standout for several of our officers looking back over the past 12 months. Image: One of highlights of the 2016 Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival, Taylor MAC's performances in Belfast were a standout for several of our officers looking back over the past 12 months.
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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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