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Arts Council Brings Christmas Cheer to Local Artists

Tuesday 23rd December 2008 at 12pm 0 Comments

Internationally renowned silversmith Cara Murphy; current all-Ireland harping champion Patricia Daly, and Research Fellow (at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry), Leontia Flynn are the three gifted local artists who have recently achieved a Major Individual Artist Award, worth £15,000 each, from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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Cara Murphy, Silversmith, recipient of a Major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2008, pictured with one of her silver candle sticks

NI Voice Established on UK Arts Support Body

Tuesday 23rd December 2008 at 12pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland congratulates Steven Hadley, Chief Executive of Audiences NI, on his re-election to the Board of the Arts Marketing Association (AMA). He is the first Northern Ireland representative on this UK-wide professional body for arts marketing and audience development, based in Cambridge.

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Steven Hadley

Music Theatre 4 Youth’s ‘Big Idea’ Award

Monday 22nd December 2008 at 12pm 0 Comments

Sorcha McVeigh, Manager of ‘Music Theatre for Youth’ (MT4Uth) has been honoured with a ‘Big Idea’ Award worth £10,000, for Social Entrepreneurs at a glamorous gala at the Culloden Hotel, hosted by celebrity presenter and singer Myleene Klass.

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Arts Council’s Launch of Annual Review Helps to Debunk Myths Around Funding

Wednesday 17th December 2008 at 11am 0 Comments

More than half of the Arts Council’s main funding goes directly to the most deprived areas of Northern Ireland. This is just one of the findings of analysis revealed today at the launch of the Arts Council’s Annual Review, 2007/8.

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Arts Council Chief Executive Roisin McDonough demonstrates funding distribution model

PAMELA ROGERS

Friday 5th December 2008 at 2pm 0 Comments

1923 - 2008
Former Arts Council Director dies aged 85

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Arts Council Proud to Win a ‘PRide’ Award

Wednesday 3rd December 2008 at 1pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has been awarded a Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Gold ‘PRide Award’ for their ‘Keep our Arts Alive’ Campaign. The campaign, winning Gold in  the ‘Public Affairs’ category, successfully secured a £7.55 million uplift for the Arts from the Northern Ireland National budget 2008-2011.

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Pictured with their CIPR PRide Gold Award (Public Affairs) for the

JOHN HEWITT

Tuesday 2nd December 2008 at 1pm 0 Comments

1950 - 2008
Northern Ireland actor dies aged 58

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Dr & Mrs Naughton Awarded The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy

Monday 1st December 2008 at 1pm 0 Comments

HRH The Prince of Wales presented the first five Medals for Arts Philanthropy (November 27th).  The medal celebrates individuals who support the arts and recognises the contribution of the most inspiring philanthropists in the UK.

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Dr. Naughton receiving The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy at Clarence House on 27th November

Arts Council funding Helps Re-generate Mosside

Monday 1st December 2008 at 12pm 0 Comments

A range of creative, community art work and sculpture at Mosside village, Moyle was unveiled (28 November), as Peter Robinson, MLA, Roisín McDonough, Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and other funders celebrated Mosside Development Group’s  Regeneration Project.

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Re-Imaging Programme Re-opens for Business

Monday 1st December 2008 at 12pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced the re-opening of the Re-Imagining Communities Programme, on behalf of the Shared Communities Consortium.  The popular and important arts-led community regeneration programme was so oversubscribed it had to close prematurely in the summer, but a recent funding boost has put the programme back on track.

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