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13,400 people support No More Cuts to the Arts campaign

Monday 29th December 2014 at 5pm 0 Comments

Today (Monday 29th December) marks the deadline for making submissions to the NI Draft Budget Consultation.

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Five things to do this Christmas

Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 10am 0 Comments

The holidays may be here but culture lovers will still have plenty to keep them busy this Christmas.

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There's lots of great events, performances, festivals and mastercalsses right across Northern Ireland this Christmas and New Year.

A Musician for Belfast

Monday 22nd December 2014 at 10am 0 Comments Music & Opera

Brian Irvine announced as Belfast’s first ever Music Laureate and calls upon Belfast citizens to get involved in an exciting community choir project.

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Pictured making the announcement is Ciaran Scullion, Arts Council, Councillor Nichola Mallon, Lord Mayor of Belfast, and Brian Irvine, Belfast Music Laureate

Musicians unite in chorus of concerns over cuts

Monday 22nd December 2014 at 10am 0 Comments Public Art

Singer-songwriter Duke Special, composer Neil Martin and rock band the Wood Burning Savages, have all spoken out this week over proposed cuts to the arts budget in a series of videos.  

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Singer-songwriter Duke Special shows his support for the No More Cuts to the Arts campaign.

Petition for no more cuts to the arts presented to Stormont

Friday 19th December 2014 at 8am 0 Comments

Almost 11,500 people have backed the ‘13p for the arts campaign’, calling for no more cuts to the arts budget. Arts Council Chief Executive Roisin McDonough presented the preliminary results of the budget campaign to the deputy First Minister and the Minister for Culture Arts and Leisure at Stormont on Thursday. 

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Arts Council Chief Executive Roisin McDonough presents the preliminary campaign results to DCAL Minister, Carál Ni Chuilín and Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness at Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

Aladdin cast make a wish for 13p For The Arts

Tuesday 16th December 2014 at 4pm 0 Comments

The all-star cast of Aladdin, currently thrilling audiences at the Grand Opera House, Belfast are the latest high-profile names to support the Arts Council's No More Cuts to the Arts campaign.

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The cast of Aladdin pictured alongside the Arts Council's Sonya Whitefield support the No More Cuts to the Arts campaign.

Arts Care Clown Doctors appeal for a healthy arts budget

Monday 15th December 2014 at 3pm 1 Comments

South Belfast-based arts and health organisation, Arts Care met today with local MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir to outline why the arts matter and make the case for no more cuts to the arts budget.

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Joan Dempster, Arts Development Officer at the Arts Council, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Sinn Fein MLA for South Belfast, and Janine Walker, General Manager of Arts Care, are pictured with Clown Doctors, Dr Sparky, Jennifer Jordan and Dr Jumble, Patrick Sanders

Northern Ireland musicians to perform at prestigious folk festivals

Friday 12th December 2014 at 10am 1 Comments Traditional Arts , Music & Opera

Talented Northern Ireland musicians to join the line up at the world renowned Celtic Connections and Folk Alliance music festivals as part of the HORIZONS programme supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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Fiddle player Bernadette Morris will perform at the Folk Alliance Festival in Kansas next February

The Arts are for Everyone

Thursday 11th December 2014 at 6pm 0 Comments

Arts Council Board Member Leon Litvack writes on the value of arts to society.

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Leon Litvack recently joined the Arts Council as a board member and is a Reader in Victorian Studies at the School of English, Queens University

Creative Europe Desk UK-Northern Ireland Officially Launches

Thursday 11th December 2014 at 11am 0 Comments

Funding and opportunities for Northern Ireland's cultural, creative, and audiovisual sectors.

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European Engagement Officer, Shauna McNeilly, pictued with Susan Picken, Head of QFT and Agnieszka Moody, Director of Creative Europe Desk UK

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