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£2.47 MILLION FOR THE ARTS

Saturday 16th February 2002 at 1pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today announced the allocation of awards totalling £2.47 million through three Arts Council National Lottery Fund Programmes.

  • £1.2 million is shared between 23 arts organisations across Northern Ireland through the Arts Council’s Access to the Arts programme, designed to create the opportunity for everyone to participate in the arts
  • £900,000 goes to ten arts organisations across Northern Ireland through the Audience Development programme, to introduce new audiences to the arts
  • Twelve arts organisations across Northern Ireland benefit from more than £340,000 awarded through the New Work programme for projects that take new work to people throughout Northern Ireland

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An Gaelaras in Derry City receives £120,000 for 3-year arts education programme
  • £104,430 for Portadown’s All Set Schools Project cross-cultural dance & music programme
  • Goldsmith In Residence scheme at the Ulster Museum receives £13,118
  • £11,530 for new public art work in Dungannon
  • Factotum receives £14,038 for new publications on Belfast’s architecture and songs
  • £99,788 Audience Development award for Association of Regional Theatres (NI) in Cookstown

Ms Roisín McDonough, Chief Executive of the Arts Council, said:

"The exceptional level of interest in these Lottery programmes is testament to the sector’s willingness to embrace the range of strategic priorities identified in the Arts Council’s five-year Arts Plan. The projects highlight the remarkable variety of ways in which the arts can enrich people’s lives. Their quality is such that they will make real headway into broadening the appeal of the arts for new audiences throughout Northern Ireland."

Applications for the three programmes closed at the end of July 2002. The Arts Council intends to announce the re-launch the programmes at the beginning of the new year, with funding coming onstream for the new financial year.

Applicant

 

Local Authority Area

Arts Council Award

 

ACCESS TO THE ARTS PROGRAMME

 

 

An Gaelaras DERRY BT48

Access, Combined - 3 year arts education programme

Derry

£120,000

All Set Schools Project PORTADOWN

Access, Traditional Arts - 3 year cross-cultural traditional dance & music programme

Craigavon

£104,430

Kid's Own Publishing Partnership BALLINTOGHER, SLIGO

Access, Visual Arts - 3 year Creativity & Exchange through Arts & Technology in Education

Other

£120,000

Ardoyne Youth Club BELFAST BT14

Access, Combined - 3 year artistic & creative workshops training and events

Belfast

£73,200

Childrens Express, BELFAST BT1

Access, Literature - 1 year programme in journalism, creativity and the media

Belfast

£30,000

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, LONDONDERRY BT48

Access, Dance - 3 year programme

Derry

£96,642

Camphill Community Mourne Grange KILKEEL

Access, Music - 3 year programme in Celtic Lyre Instruments

Newry & Mourne

£91,400

Rathlin Co-operative Society Limited, RATHLIN

Access, Combined -1 year pilot programme Arts on Rathlin

Moyle

£40,000

Catalyst Arts Ltd, BELFAST BT1

Access, Combined -1 year pilot programme - FIX02 - festival of performance arts.

Belfast

£22,469

Mater Hospital, BELFAST BT14

Access, Combined - 3 year programmeDreams

Belfast

£31,060

Craft Northern Ireland, DERRY

Access, Craft - 1 year programme of workshops and a conference

Derry

£36,977

Community & Health Development Network Ltd, NEWRY

Access, Combined - 3 year programme

Newry & Mourne

£99,672

Ashton Community Trust, BELFAST BT15

Access, Drama - 1 year pilot programme to increase awareness and appreciation of arts

Belfast

£35,328

Northern Ireland Visual Arts Forum, BELFAST BT1

Access, Visual Arts -1 year pilot programme to widen access to visual arts in the community

Belfast

£29,000

Crescent Arts Centre Ltd, BELFAST BT7

Access, Literature- extension of literary activities to include Irish language and to complement Between the Lines Festival

Belfast

£55,000

Ti Chulainn Ltd, MULLAGHBANE

Access, Traditional Arts - 3 year artistic events project in Irish and English

Newry & Mourne

£69,000

Omagh Arts Committee, OMAGH

Access, Combined - 1 year Omagh Arts Festival

Omagh

£9,000

Newry & Mourne Health and Social Services Trust, NEWRY

Access, Combined - 1 year multi-arts programme

Newry & Mourne

£29,443

The McCracken Summer School, BELFAST BT14

Access, Combined - 1 year programme Music, Arts, Drama & Irish language summer school.

Belfast

£8,000

Craigavon Borough Council Arts Development, CRAIGAVON

Access, Visual Arts - 1 year Graffiti Project creating spray art murals in public places

Craigavon

£11,276

Artscare, BELFAST BT2

Access, Combined - 3 year - worker to develop the organisation

Belfast

£14,590

Ulster Youth Orchestra, BELFAST

Access, Music - 3 year training opportunities

Belfast

£85,996

Castlereagh Borough Council, BELFAST BT8

Access, Combined - 1 year Access project developing arts activities

Castlereagh

£18,400

SUB-TOTAL

 

 

£1,230,883

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

 

 

Belfast Community Circus School, BELFAST BT1

Audience Development, Other - 3 year programme

Belfast

£85,840

Diversions Dance Ltd, CARDIFF

Audience Development, Dance -3 year developing family audiences for dance

Other

£45,000

The Context Gallery, LONDONDERRY BT48

Audience Development, Visual Arts - 1 year tour to galleries in NI

Derry

£5,275

Armagh City & District Council, ARMAGH

Audience Development, Combined - 3 year programme

Armagh

£178,500

Ards Arts Committee, NEWTOWNARDS

Audience Development, Combined - 3 year programme of festivals

Ards

£70,695

The Nerve Centre, LONDONDERRY BT48

Audience Development, Combined - 3 year programme

Derry

£240,574

Belfast Exposed Community Photography, BELFAST BT1

Audience Development, Visual - 2 year programme

Belfast

£29,953

Old Museum Arts Centre, BELFAST BT1

Audience Development, Combined - 3 year marketing based strategy

Belfast

£69,075

Association of Regional Theatres (NI), COOKSTOWN

Audience Development, Drama - 1 year programme

Cookstown

£99,788

Down District Council, DOWNPATRICK

Audience Development, Opera - 3 year programme

Down

£74,250

SUB-TOTAL

 

 

£898,950

 

 

 

 

 

NEW WORK PROGRAMME

 

 

Tinderbox Theatre Company Ltd BELFAST BT1

New Work, Drama. The Chairs

Belfast

£25,000

Ormeau Baths Gallery BELFAST BT2

New Work, Visual Arts - 1 year programme

Belfast

£18,500

National Museums & Galleries of Northern Ireland, BELFAST BT9

New Work, Craft - Art of Gold Exhibition

Belfast

£13,118

North West Play Resource Centre, LONDONDERRY BT48

New Work, Drama - 'Spike & the Asteroids'

Derry

£40,000

Straight Forward Film & Television Production, HOLYWOOD

New Work, Drama - 'On Eagles Wings' - promote live performances

North Down

£50,000

Sustrans Northern Ireland Ltd, BRISTOL

New Work, Visual Arts - Art & the Travelling Landscape

Other

£45,000

Cahoots NI, BELFAST BT6

New Work, Drama - 'Fairytale'

Belfast

£37,915

Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council, DUNGANNON

New Work, Visual Arts - public art commission hospital roundabout

Dungannon

£11,530

Northern Ireland Railways Co. Ltd, BELFAST BT1

New Work, Visual Arts - commission of public art at the new Central Station

Belfast

£50,000

Derry City Council, DERRY BT48

New Work, Visual Arts - 2002-2003Orchard Gallery Programme

Derry

£30,000

Factotum, BELFAST BT1

New Work, Architecture - Belfast Architecture & Belfast Songs

Belfast

£14,038

The Verbal Arts Centre (Northern Ireland) Ltd, DERRY BT48

New Work, Combined - Drama reflecting benefits of sport & arts to young people's development, in association with Derry City Football Club

Derry

£5,250

SUB-TOTAL

 

 

£340,351

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

£2,470,184

 

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