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NEW £12M LYRIC THEATRE SETS THE SCENE FOR BELFAST ARTS

Tuesday 7th June 2005 at 12pm 0 Comments

Belfast is to get a new £12 million theatre on the site of the existing Lyric Theatre.

Arts Minister, David Hanson MP, made the announcement today on a visit to the Lyric Theatre in Ridgeway Street, during which he was briefed on plans for the development of the riverside site.

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Arts Council Announces Major Conference

Thursday 5th May 2005 at 11am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced the programme for its annual conference entitled ‘State of the Arts’ which will take place on:

Wednesday 1 June 2005

Millennium Forum, Derry City

9.15 am - 5.00 pm

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Making “Connections” with Architecture

Wednesday 4th May 2005 at 11am 0 Comments

Architecture students from Queen's University and 235 Belfast primary school pupils have joined forces to learn more about design and the built environment.

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Four Now at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork

Monday 11th April 2005 at 1pm 0 Comments

A joint exhibition from the collections of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland 

6 May – 2 October 2005

An exhibition of a selection of works from the collections of both the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, ranging in time from 1939 to 2003 and including work by Leo Duff, Muriel Brandt, John Luke, Willie Doherty, Kathy Prendergast, David Timmons and Gerald Dillon will open to the public on Friday 6 May at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery * in Cork . The exhibition is a collaborative partnership between both Arts Councils and will include paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, photographs, video and mixed media works. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon established their collections in the 1940s and the 1960s respectively - with the aim of providing practical support for contemporary artists on the island of Ireland. The exhibition, titled Four Now and curated by Sarah Glennie, has been organised in partnership with the British Council who are presenting this exhibition as part of their all-island arts programme and of the programme for Cork as European Capital of Culture. The initiative is also both Arts Councils’ specific contribution to the Cork 2005, European Capital of Culture programme.

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Delegates invited to attend Arts Council annual conference – Wednesday 1st June 2005

Monday 11th April 2005 at 1pm 0 Comments

State of the Arts’

Arts Council of Northern Ireland Conference 2005

Wednesday 1st June 2005

Millennium Forum Theatre and Conference Centre, Derry City

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Omagh Arts Centre Gets Underway

Wednesday 9th March 2005 at 1pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland congratulated Omagh District Council on taking a crucial step forward in the development of an exciting new Arts Centre for the town today. This morning (March 7 th) at 11.30am, the main construction contract for the build was signed at Omagh District Council’s offices at The Grange, followed at 12.30pm by the cutting of the sod at the cleared former Town Hall site on the banks of the River Strule.

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Cash Injection for Early Years Arts Sector

Friday 4th March 2005 at 11am 0 Comments

NIPPA – the Early Years Organisation and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland will today officially launch two projects set to bring a cash injection of £340,000 to the early years sector across Northern Ireland. The launch takes place at NIPPA’s Headquarters in Belfast, Friday 4 March at 12 noon.

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Arts Council Injects £2.4 Million into Local Arts-Led Regeneration Projects

Thursday 24th February 2005 at 2pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today allocated £2.4 million to local authorities to help them target arts projects at areas in need of social and economic regeneration.

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£1 Million Grants for Artists up for Grabs

Tuesday 15th February 2005 at 1pm 0 Comments

Each year artists across Northern Ireland benefit from £1 million through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s ‘Support for the Individual Artist Programme’ (SIAP). With the opening deadline for the next round of SIAP grant applications fast approaching on March 3rd 2005, the Arts Council is encouraging all artists – whether established or just starting out on their artistic careers - to take advantage of this funding opportunity.

 

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ANGELA SMITH APPOINTS NEW MEMBER TO THE ARTS COUNCIL

Wednesday 2nd February 2005 at 11am 0 Comments

Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister, Angela Smith MP, today announced the appointment of Mr Raymond Fullerton as a member of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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