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Five gifted young musicians awarded the BBC NI & Arts Council Young Musicians’ Platform Award

Thursday 29th November 2018 at 7pm 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

Five exceptionally talented young musicians from Northern Ireland have been awarded the Young Musicians’ Platform Award by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and BBC Northern Ireland.  The five winners include classical awardees, William Curran (clarinet), Andrew Douglas (flute) and Brian McAlea (baritone), traditional music awardee, Martha Guiney (traditional flute) and jazz awardee, Katharine Timoney (singer).

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Pictured are four of the recipients, traditional music awardee, Martha Guiney, classical awardees, Andrew Douglas and William Curran with jazz awardee, Katharine Timoney.

The Arts Council has closed applications to its Travel Awards Scheme

Thursday 29th November 2018 at 4pm 0 Comments

The scheme will re-open next financial year.

For enquiries, please email info@artscouncil-ni.org

Note to Musicians:
Artists, bands and managers who have been invited to play at an international showcasing festival or conference in North America or Europe (for example, SXSW, WOMEX, Folk Alliance International, Classical: Next or Jazz Ahead) should apply to the International Showcase Fund (ISF), delivered by the PRS for Music Foundation in partnership with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland. To apply to the ISF, please visit https://prsfoundation.com/funding-support/funding-music-creators/international/international-showcase-fund.  The ISF has rolling deadlines due to varying event organiser schedules.  We recommend you apply for funding as soon as you are invited to showcase. Applications must be received at least 8 weeks prior to the event (see PRS website for further details of submission times).

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17 creatives from Northern Ireland scoop Arts Council ACES awards

Tuesday 27th November 2018 at 10am 0 Comments Dance , Drama , Literature , Northern Ireland Music , Visual Arts

17 artists from Northern Ireland have been announced as the latest recipients of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s ACES awards 2018-19, a National Lottery supported funding grant bestowed upon Northern Ireland’s talented emerging artists to allow them to develop their professional, artistic careers through the creation of new work.

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(L-R back) are Jack Warnock, Eoin O’Callaghan, Sarah Lyle, Shirley-Anna McMillan, Joan Alexander, Duncan Ross, Gary Rowntree-Finley, Gail McConnell, Caoileann Curry-Thompson, (L-R font) Mary McCabe, Emma Must, Dr Damian Smyth, Arts Council & Simon Murphy.

Arts Council publishes review of ‘A Year in the Arts’, 2017-18

Friday 23rd November 2018 at 12pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council today published its Annual Review 2017-18, recounting many of the highlights of the Year in the Arts in Northern Ireland, supported by Arts Council exchequer funding from the Department for Communities as well as National Lottery funds. 2017-18 represented another outstanding year of accomplishment by artists and arts organisations, working hard against a backdrop of increasing funding pressures to continue to provide the full range of creative activities, from large-scale festivals to local-level community projects.

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Northern Ireland Opera / Irish Chamber Orchestra co-production of Handel’s Radamisto. All Ireland tour, May 2017. Photographer: Patrick Redmond.

Funding boost for youth arts projects

Wednesday 21st November 2018 at 9am 0 Comments ARTiculate Young People & Wellbeing Arts Programme

Twenty-one youth groups are set to benefit from a funding investment from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Public Health Agency to develop bespoke arts projects which promote positive health and wellbeing.

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Stage Beyond Theatre company, a theatre group for young adults with learning difficulties based in Derry/Londonderry, are one of 21 organisations to have been awarded funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Public Health Agency’s ARTicula

PRS Foundation partners with Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th November 2018 at 2pm 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development has today announced a new partnership, with Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Invest NI, to support its Momentum Music Fund and International Showcase Fund, initiatives to offer vital development opportunities to musicians from Northern Ireland.

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Pictured launching the partnership are  Brian Dolaghan, Invest NI, musician, Ruth McGinley and Ciaran Scullion, Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Young musicians and promoters invited to apply for prestigious jazz mentorship opportunities

Thursday 15th November 2018 at 3pm 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

Jazzlife Alliance, a new arts company under the artistic direction of MOBO Award- nominated jazz musician, David Lyttle, is offering two mentorships, one for a young promoter and another for a young jazz musician, supported by National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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Jazz Musician David Lyttle with fellow musicians

Shortlist unveiled for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2019

Thursday 8th November 2018 at 4pm 0 Comments

The 2019 shortlist for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards has been revealed.

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The Allianz Arts & Business NI 2019 Awards judging panel

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin - Musician and Composer

Thursday 8th November 2018 at 4pm 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has learned with regret of the death of renowned Irish musician, composer, academic, writer and broadcaster, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, who has died following a prolonged illness, at the age of 67.

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Partnership at heart of sixth edition of Echo Echo’s international festival

Wednesday 7th November 2018 at 2pm 0 Comments Dance

Echo Echo’s international Festival of Dance and Movement returns this week with a major series of over fifty dance and theatre performances and events for all ages in Derry and Belfast.

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(Clockwise from top left): John Scott, Tonya Sheina and Zoe Ramsey, Mary Wycherley, Sahar Damoni, Tanzfuchs and Simonetta Alessandri company.

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