Northern Ireland’s arts and artists have made a huge impact on the world stage.
The impact that Northern Ireland’s arts and artists have made on the world stage far exceeds what might be expected from a small country with a small population.
We boast some of the finest writers, actors, artists and musicians in the world today – movie stars Liam Neeson and Kenneth Branagh, rock legend Van Morrison, celebrated flautist James Galway, Ireland’s ‘first family of Folk’, the Sands Family, Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, twice-Turner prize-nominated artist Willie Doherty, playwrights Brian Friel and Marie Jones... to name but a handful of the world-renowned artists whose work continues to put Northern Ireland on the international cultural map.
In addition to the well-established names, Northern Ireland continues to produce gifted artists and arts organisations who are making a strong international impression.
Recent International Projects
Tuesday 17th May 2016 at 2pm
Fresh from success at Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, local theatre company, Aisling Ghéar present their new show, ‘Alice Milligan – a Girl Of Genius’, at the prestigious Cuala Festival in New York this May.Read More
Monday 11th April 2016 at 12pm
Renowned saxophonist and clarinet player, Keith Donald travelled to Brussels earlier this year to perform his one-man play, New Bliss at Bozar as part of the Brussels Platform, an initiative developed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels.Read More
Tuesday 22nd September 2015 at 3pm
Harpist Ursula Burns and performance poet Alice McCullough were invited to perform at the Culture Night Belfast celebrations in the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels as part of the Brussels Platform. Here Ursula shares her thoughts on the experience.Read More