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Lizzie Devlin, Community Arts Officer at the Arts Council chats about the Anne O’Donoghue Award

Friday 9th August 2019 at 8am 0 Comments Community Arts

Lizzie Devlin, Community Arts Officer at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland talks to us about the Anne O’Donoghue Award and how to apply….(The application deadline is Thursday 15th August at 4pm.)

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Pictured is Mervyn Smyth, 2019 recipient of the Anne O'Donoghue Award with Hanna Anderson, 2019 recipient of the Mike Moloney Award.

Brexit, NI, and the Cultural Sector

Friday 10th August 2018 at 11am 0 Comments Community Arts , Dance , Drama , Literature , Northern Ireland Music , Visual Arts

Back in March, Margret Henry, CEO of Thrive attended the Creative Industries Federation Brexit Conference in London, hoping to get some insight or answers as to how Brexit will affect arts and culture in Northern Ireland. Here’s her take on the day:

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Brexit, NI, and the Cultural Sector

One billion thank yous from the National Lottery

Thursday 9th March 2017 at 3pm 9009 Comments Dance , Literature , Drama , Northern Ireland Music , Community Arts , Visual Arts

National Lottery Players have changed the landscape of the arts & creative sector in Northern Ireland. Since 1994, The National Lottery has invested £155 million in the arts sector, distributed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Jackie O'Sullivan, National Lottery Promotions Unit Director has written this piece about the importance of that support. 

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Pianist Ruth McGinley is just one of the artists to have benefited from National Lottery support. In 2016 she released her debut album Reconnection with a Lottery funded ACES award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Embrace the arts this festive season

Monday 5th December 2016 at 11am 1656 Comments Youth Arts , Northern Ireland Music , Drama , Community Arts , Comedy , Circus & Carnival Arts

Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for many of our leading arts organisations. We’ve prepared a short guide on some of the productions and performances taking place in venues across Northern Ireland this December.

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What the Donkey Saw featuring an all-star cast at the Lyric Theatre is just one of the theatrical highlights this December

Outburst queer arts festival celebrates 10 years

Friday 11th November 2016 at 3pm 1821 Comments Community Arts , Drama , Literature , International Arts , Northern Ireland Music , Voluntary Arts

Outburst, Belfast’s cutting-edge international queer arts festival is back this week with a ten-day programme of LGTBQ+ theatre, performance, comedy, visual art, literature and more.

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Critically acclaimed musical satirists Bourgeois & Maurice present a provocative, thought-provoking and cuttingly hilarious guide to engaging with the complex issues of today’s geo-political climate at the Outburst Queer Arts Festival between 10 & 19 Nov

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