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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Philadelphia Here We Come! Leading theatre companies from NI celebrated at International Showcase US

Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 9am 0 Comments

Five of Northern Ireland’s leading theatre and dance companies, that create work for children and young people, are set to attend the prestigious IPAY (International Association of Performing Arts for Youth) Showcase 2020 in Philadelphia, USA this January.

Pictured (L-R) are Northern Ireland IPAY delegates, Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney, Cahoots NI, Una Nic Eoin, Prime Cut Productions, Brian Mullan, Replay Theatre Company, Eibhlin de Barra, Young At Art, Nicola Curry, Maiden Voyage Dance and Gilly Campbell, ACNI Image: Pictured (L-R) are Northern Ireland IPAY delegates, Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney, Cahoots NI, Una Nic Eoin, Prime Cut Productions, Brian Mullan, Replay Theatre Company, Eibhlin de Barra, Young At Art, Nicola Curry, Maiden Voyage Dance and Gilly Campbell, ACNI
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2019 Christmas Gift Guide

Wednesday 11th December 2019 at 4pm 0 Comments

From music and original art, to tickets to a great play or concert, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland picks out some perfect arts-inspired presents to treat yourself or a loved one this festive season.  Merry Christmas!

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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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