Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

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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 distribute funding on behalf of the Exchequer and on behalf of The National Lottery.

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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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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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Arts Council awards over £1m of National Lottery funding to support arts organisations

Tuesday 7th July 2020 at 12pm 0 Comments

FORTY-TWO arts organisations across Northern Ireland are set to receive over £1 million of Arts Council of Northern Ireland National Lottery funding to bring a series of high-quality arts projects to people living through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pictured are Críostóir Ó Bradáin and Gráinne Ní Bhradaín from the Armagh Pipers Club. Image: Pictured are Críostóir Ó Bradáin and Gráinne Ní Bhradaín from the Armagh Pipers Club.
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What’s on in the Arts online!

Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 11am 0 Comments

As more and more artists and arts organisations from Northern Ireland go digital to connect with audiences at home, the Arts Council has rounded up just some of these fantastic things to do online, supported by National Lottery funding.

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Our Current Projects

Minister congratulates local artists on innovative, new, lockdown dramas

Communities Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, today congratulated the local artists who created six innovative, new lockdown dramas for television called Splendid Isolation.

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