Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

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The Arts make a major contribution to life in Northern Ireland.

They make a strong contribution to the economy, with our excellent arts venues driving the night-time economy, our distinctive arts and cultural attractions drawing visitors and business to the region, and our Creative Industries rapidly becoming one of our main sources of job and wealth creation.

The arts are also firmly engaged at the heart of community life in Northern Ireland – in schools helping to build young people’s confidence and communications skills; in care homes helping older people to cope with isolation and loneliness; in our hospitals introducing a reassuring human dimension to clinical environments; in local neighbourhoods driving the many successful neighbourhood regeneration programmes that are enabling residents to rebuild their communities.

Here are some recent highlights of inspiring work by artists and organisations working in Northern Ireland today, supported by the Arts Council.

Recent Northern Ireland Projects

Artist of the Month March 2017: Jennifer Morrow

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at 10am

Jennifer Morrow is a contemporary artist from Lisburn, who graduated from University of Ulster in 2013. Jennifer has hit the headlines in recent week due to her participation in the BBC series, The Big Painting Challenge.

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Jennifer’s painting, ‘Prophecy’, is currently included in the collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Artist of the Month December 2016: Deirdre McKenna

Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 10am

Deirdre McKenna is a conceptual artist based in Belfast, who has exhibited her work regionally and internationally over the last ten years.

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Untitled Tragedy currently included in the Arts Council's collection is a miniature sculpture painting depicting the artist's own funeral.

Artist of the Month November 2016: Lisa Malone

Wednesday 2nd November 2016 at 11am

Lisa Malone is an early career artist, working and living in Northern Ireland. In recent years she has developed an international profile for her work and she currently is based in Flax Art Studios in Belfast.

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Open Exit III is an etching on blue steel. The piece sits within a series of work which uses various print-making techniques
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