Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555

About Us

We believe in placing art at the heart because art makes a difference.

We support artists and arts organisations through a range of funding opportunities.

We champion the case for public and private sector support for the arts in Northern Ireland.

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the development and funding agency for the Arts in Northern Ireland.

We distribute public money and National Lottery funds to develop and deliver a wide variety of arts projects, events and initiatives across Northern Ireland.

From theatre and literature to art in the community, we work in partnership with hundreds of artists, arts organisations and venues. Art has the ability to reach across boundaries, inspiring, teaching and bringing people together.

That’s why we believe in placing “Art at the Heart” because we know that art makes a difference.




The Executive is responsible for the implementation and delivery of the strategies set out by the board of the Arts Council.

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Our mission is to place arts at the heart of our social, economic and creative lives.

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The Board

​The Board sets the strategic direction for the Arts Council and oversees the work of the Executive.

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Customer Service

We are committed to providing the best possible level of customer service

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Where We Are

We are located in Lisburn, beside the Library on Linenhall Street. 

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​The Arts Council is the prime distributor of public support for the arts throughout the region

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