Starting or growing your very own art collection has never been easier thanks to ‘Own Art’, an interest free loan scheme supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, which aims to make buying art more accessible. For the first time, the scheme is available at the 136th Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum, featuring over 300 artworks as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival.
On Thursday 12 October the Irish language community and the arts community will come together in An Carn, Carntogher, in County Derry to discuss opportunities to promote the arts through Irish in the north.
Proudly standing as a gateway to North Belfast, the beautiful Carlisle Memorial Church in Belfast, which towers over the busy Carlisle Circus intersection, is perhaps one of oldest venues to play host to excellence, in this years’ Belfast International Arts Festival.
The first Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, based at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast and supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, has launched a new creative writing project for primary school children entitled, ‘Head over Heels’.