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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
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.Read More
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.Read More
Tuesday 6th September 2016 at 9am
Scott Benefield is an established craft-maker, who specialises in glassmaking. In 2015 he was granted the Rosy James Memory Award by the Arts Council NI.Read More