Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555 info@artscouncil-ni.org

Documents + Forms for Clients

This section provides our funded clients with key documents which will be required at the award stage of an application.

BACS form

All successful applicants are required to supply us with bank details to enable us to make payments.  Please ensure the completed BACS form is returned to us with relevant acceptance documentation.

 

Support for Individual Artists Programme

End of Project Report

 

Previous Awards

  • A list of awards for the 2010-2020 financial years can be downloaded here: PDF format

  • A list of awards for the 2020-2021 Artists Emergency Programme can be downloaded here: PDF format

 

Annual Funding Survey

All organisations in receipt of Annual Funding Programme (AFP) funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland are required to complete an annual survey.

The Annual Funding Survey (AFS) is to be completed, as a condition of grant by all organisations in receipt of Annual Funding Programme (AFP) funding.

Revisions to the 2020/21 Survey

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has made several changes to this year’s survey to reflect new information needs, partly as a result of the COVID-19 crisis but also in response to the changing way the sector is operating. 

Making these changes will ensure our support will remain relevant and that we can share the results with government, confident that they reflect the sector as it now looks.

All clients in receipt of Annual Funding Programme support during the financial year 2020/21 will be required to complete this revised survey by 31 May 2021.

Not all changes will be relevant to your organisation but please review the survey to ensure you are collecting the information needed to complete it as there may be a need to reclassify some of the information you collect for us. 

A detailed set of guidance notes have been developed to answer any queries you may have.  These can be found here.

The Excel template provided is only intended as a guide to the new questions at this stage.  We will forward details of how to report this information to us later in the year.   

The main changes made to the survey are:

  • The survey has been reduced from 6 to 4 sections.
  • We no longer require organisations to complete a narrative section, describing project level activity.
  • We have added a ‘specialist staff’ employment category to reflect the change in skills organisations are recruiting.
  • We have extended workforce employment classifications to reflect changes in gender identity and sexual orientation.  These classifications have been extended to include all employment areas, including board members.
  • New (minor) income and expenditure categories have been added to reflect the greater diversification in income and expenditure.
  • We now ask organisations to estimate the extent of face-to-face contact hours spent delivering participation work and provide details of this digital output.
  • To reflect the variety of access needs organisations provide people with disabilities, we have refined our accessibility question.
  • We have refined the venue options in the physical location template. 

 

If you have any further questions relating to the revised survey please e-mail either gstevenson@artscouncil-ni.org or alilly@artscouncil-ni.org.

Logos/Branding

Congratulations on receiving a grant from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. 

Please remember that you must now acknowledge this funding by including the appropriate Arts Council (ACNI) logo on all promotional materials.

Our logos tell people that public money is supporting your work.

Your work is the best advertisement that public funding is being put to good use, and this is why you should display our logos on your promotional materials.

It is a condition of your grant that you acknowledge the source of your funding.

The Letter of Offer you received from us will tell you which logo(s) to use.

Please read the Arts Council Brand Toolkit before using our logos. The Brand Toolkit will tell you all you need to know about which logo(s) to use and how to use them.

Quick guide on how to acknowledge your grant

There is always more we could all be doing to raise public awareness of the benefits of funding for the arts. For a quick guide on how to acknowledge your grants plus the simple steps you could be taking to raise awareness, please read our Brand Toolkit.

Guidelines

If you have read your Letter of Offer and our Brand Toolkit, and are still unsure which logo(s) to use, please email info@artscouncil-ni.org or call 028 9262 3555.

Arts Council Principal Funder National Lottery

Please use this logo if Arts Council National Lottery funding is your principal source of funding.

Arts Council National Lottery Funded 

Please use this logo if you receive funding from the Arts Council’s National Lottery fund.

Arts Council Exchequer Principal Funder

Please use this logo if Arts Council Exchequer funding is your principal source of funding.


Arts Council of Northern Ireland (Exchequer)

Please use this logo if you receive funding from the Arts Council's Exchequer Fund.


Arts Council Exchequer Principal Funder and National Lottery

If you receive funding from BOTH the Arts Council’s Exchequer Fund AND the Arts Council’s National Lottery fund, please use this logo.


Arts & Older People Programme

If you have received funding through the Arts & Older People Programme, please download the brand guidelines and acknowledgement logos below.

Guidelines



Logos




ARTiculate Young People & Wellbeing Programme

If you have received funding through the ARTiculate Young People & Wellbeing Arts Programme, please download the brand guidelines and acknowledgement logos below.

Guidelines


Logos



Funding Reviews

We award funds on a competitive basis and unfortunately not all applications will be successful.

If you are unhappy with a funding decision, you are entitled to ask for a funding review. To ensure that your request is dealt with fairly and efficiently, we ask that you follow the relevant process outlined in our Funding Review Procedure Guidelines below.

Funding for Individuals

We offer a range of funding support schemes to individuals in Northern Ireland.

The Arts Council is the development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. We are the main support for arts organisations, offering a broad range of funding opportunities through our Exchequer and National Lottery funds.

Funding for Organisations

We offer a range of funding support schemes to arts organisations in Northern Ireland.

The Arts Council is the development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. We are the main support for arts organisations, offering a broad range of funding opportunities through our Exchequer and National Lottery funds.

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