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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Exhibition celebrating living a long life opens at the Crescent Arts Centre Belfast

Thursday 8th December 2016 at 10am 0 Comments

An exhibition entitled, ‘Something of Who I Am: a Lively Project Exhibition’, has opened at the Crescent Arts Centre in South Belfast.  The exhibition presents a range of objects which offer deep insight into the long lives led by the six older people who took part whilst working alongside visual artist, Gemma Hodge.

Project partners and participants at the launch of the 'Something of Who I am' exhibition at the Crescent Arts Centre. The exhibition is open until Sunday 18th December. Image: Project partners and participants at the launch of the 'Something of Who I am' exhibition at the Crescent Arts Centre. The exhibition is open until Sunday 18th December.
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Embrace the arts this festive season

Monday 5th December 2016 at 11am 1 Comments

Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for many of our leading arts organisations. We’ve prepared a short guide on some of the productions and performances taking place in venues across Northern Ireland this December.

What the Donkey Saw featuring an all-star cast at the Lyric Theatre is just one of the theatrical highlights this December Image: What the Donkey Saw featuring an all-star cast at the Lyric Theatre is just one of the theatrical highlights this December
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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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