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The best of what’s on this Summer

Saturday 10th August 2019 at 1pm 0 Comments Circus & Carnival Arts , Dance , Drama , Literature , Northern Ireland Music , Visual Arts , Community Arts

We may already be halfway through the summer holidays but there’s plenty going on through the month of August to keep you entertained, from family events, to great music, theatre and more.  The Arts Council of Northern Ireland picks out some of the best events happening across Northern Ireland this month…

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31 days of summer - up and coming events

An Indian adventure with visual artist, Mairead McCormack

Wednesday 6th March 2019 at 2pm 0 Comments Visual Arts

Visual artist Mairead McCormack, who specialises in textiles, was selected by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council Northern Ireland to travel to the prestigious Sanskritti Cultural Centre in Delhi to undertake a six week residency at the beginning of 2019.

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Mairead during her residency in India.

All I want for Christmas…Great ideas for locally sourced gifts

Thursday 6th December 2018 at 3pm 0 Comments Literature , Visual Arts , Take it away scheme , Own Art , Northern Ireland Music , Dance , Drama , Craft

Still struggling with the Christmas shopping?  From books and original art, to tickets for a great play or concert, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland picks out some perfect presents to warm the heart on Christmas morning…

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Great ideas for locally sourced gifts

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

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Monday 11th December 2017 at 4pm 0 Comments Dance , Drama , Film & TV , Northern Ireland Music , Own Art , Literature , Take it away scheme , Traditional Arts , Visual Arts , Comedy , Craft

Support your local artists this festive season by buying something special for your loved ones. We have rounded up some ideas for that perfect Christmas present.

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Tickets to live performances, exclusive artwork and new albums by local artists including Niall Hanna could be finding their way into your stocking this Christmas.

One billion thank yous from the National Lottery

Thursday 9th March 2017 at 3pm 1412 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

Christmas gift guide 2016

Thursday 15th December 2016 at 10am 0 Comments Visual Arts , Literature , Drama , Northern Ireland Music , 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 2131 Comments Literature , Northern Ireland Music , 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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