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A Bursary and a Strategy by Angela Graham

Friday 23rd June 2017 at 10am 0 Comments Literature

Angela Graham, a Welsh-speaking TV Producer from Northern Ireland, was awarded a Literature Wales Writers’ Bursary 2017 to complete a collection of short stories. She describes getting to grips with the business side of writing.

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Strangford Lough by Angela Graham

One billion thank yous from the National Lottery

Thursday 9th March 2017 at 3pm 9 Comments Dance , Literature , Drama , Music & Opera , 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

David Park - An author in India

Thursday 19th January 2017 at 9am 0 Comments Literature , International Arts

Supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council, accalimed author David Park is this week attending the globally renowned Jaipur Literature Festival in India. David has been documenting his trip through this blog. 

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Author David Park pictured alongside textile sculptor Lauren Scott and Sonya Whitefield, Arts Council of Northern Ireland is currently attending the Jaipur Literature Festival in India, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and British Council

Christmas gift guide 2016

Thursday 15th December 2016 at 10am 0 Comments Visual Arts , Literature , Drama , Music & Opera , Craft

Treat your loved ones this festive season by buying local and support your local artists at the same time. We have rounded up some ideas below for that all important perfect present created by local artists.

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Tickets to live performances, exclusive artworks and new albums by local artists including pianist Ruth McGinley could well be finding their way into your stocking this Christmas.

Give the gift of a great read this Christmas

Monday 12th December 2016 at 12pm 1437 Comments Literature

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is proud to support many of our leading literary greats as well as some of the most talented emerging writers of our generation. Damian Smyth, head of literature selects some of the best works published by local writers over the past 12 months. 

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Looking for a great read this Christmas? We have you covered with a selection of the best work published by local authors over the past year.

Outburst queer arts festival celebrates 10 years

Friday 11th November 2016 at 3pm 1821 Comments Community Arts , Drama , Literature , International Arts , Music & Opera , 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

Meet the ACES 2016

Tuesday 8th November 2016 at 10am 2131 Comments Literature , Music & Opera , Visual Arts

17 artists from Northern Ireland have been announced as the latest recipients of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s ACES awards 2016/17. But just who are this year's award recipients? 

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Pictured are ACES recipient from left Paul Kane (musician), Conor Lamb (uilleann piper) and Rachel Kelly (writer)
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