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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Advocacy

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

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One Final Show-Stopper from Nerve Centre’s Musician-In-Residence

Thursday 20th April 2017 at 11am 0 Comments

Multi-instrumentalist Marty Coyle will bring the curtain down on his year as Nerve Centre’s Musician-in-Residence with the launch of a major new album and exclusive gig on June 3rd.

 

L-R: Musicians Marty Coyle and David Lyttle Image: L-R: Musicians Marty Coyle and David Lyttle
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Do what you love, and love what you do.

Monday 20th March 2017 at 12pm 54 Comments

Singer-songwriter Triona Carville is our latest guest contributor and in this blog she talks about the early stages of her career, finding her big break and the artists who have helped shape her development. 

Singer-songwriter Triona Carville is one of Northern Ireland's most talented young musicians with fans including Van Morrison, Brian McFadden and Joan Armatrading. Image: Singer-songwriter Triona Carville is one of Northern Ireland's most talented young musicians with fans including Van Morrison, Brian McFadden and Joan Armatrading.
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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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