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One billion thank yous from the National Lottery

Thursday 9th March 2017 at 3pm 0 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

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.

An artist in India - Ellie Niblock

Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at 10am 33694 Comments Visual Arts , International Arts

Emerging visual artist Ellie Niblock traveled to India earlier this year supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Ellie has compiled this short blog recounting her residency at Art Ichol. 

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Meet the ACES 2016

Tuesday 8th November 2016 at 10am 1439 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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