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Funding for Musical Instruments Scheme opens

Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 12pm 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is offering a number of funding opportunities under its Musical Instruments Scheme. Thanks to capital investment from the Department for Communities, three funding programmes have opened offering support for artists and groups to purchase instruments up until March 2020.

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Musical Instruments Scheme now open

Arts Council announces funding of £67,000 for 14 talented artists from Northern Ireland

Saturday 9th November 2019 at 10am 0 Comments Dance , Drama , Literature , Visual Arts , Northern Ireland Music

14 artists from Northern Ireland have been announced as the latest recipients of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s ACES awards 2019-20, a National Lottery supported funding grant bestowed upon Northern Ireland’s most talented emerging artists to enable them to develop their professional, artistic careers through the creation of new work.

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Pictured (L-R) are ACES awardees, writer Scott McKendry, Dr Damian Smyth, Head of Literature, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and writer Dawn Watson.

Funding Alert! Funding for Musical Instruments Scheme set to open in November 2019

Saturday 2nd November 2019 at 9am 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is set to open a number of funding opportunities in the coming month as part of a Musical Instruments Scheme. Thanks to capital investment from the Department for Communities, three funding programmes will be opened in early November 2019 with a procurement process to be completed by early March 2020.

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Funding Alert! Funding for Musical Instruments Scheme set to open in November 2019

Matt Curry, Artist and Film-maker

Friday 1st November 2019 at 1pm 0 Comments Dance , Drama , Film & TV

The Arts Council has learned with sadness of the death of Armagh-born film maker, Matt Curry, who has died after a short illness with cancer. Matt enjoyed a background in drama and theatre and was widely known and respected in Northern Ireland media circles for his work in film and production with his Belfast-based company Bluebird Media. Several of his short films were screened at international film festivals and he worked on a series of television productions for the BBC, including Panorama and Spotlight.

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F.E. McWilliam Gallery launch Linen Lab exhibition

Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 4pm 0 Comments Visual Arts

A new exhibition which explores the story of linen and its connection to the local area has opened at the F.E McWilliam Gallery & Studio in Banbridge. Developed by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Linen Lab is the result of  a year-long creative collaboration between eight artists - Rachel Fitzpatrick, Deborah Malcomson, Lyndsey McDougall, Robert Peters, Jill Phillips, Heather Richardson, Archibald Godts and Theresa Bastek of Studio Plastique and 400 young people from 13 local schools.

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Linen Lab exhibition, F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio until Saturday 9th November 2019.

Belfast teens create film to highlight dangers of online bullying

Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 1pm 0 Comments

A group of Belfast teenagers have been working on a short film looking at social media and the impact it can have on health and wellbeing. It examines mental health issues, particularly from the male perspective and looks at online bullying, self-image and suicide.  The film was shown for the first time at a special screening for World Mental Health Day on the 10th October.

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A group of Belfast teenagers have been working on a short film looking at social media and the impact it can have on health and wellbeing.

25,000 free books delivered to primary schools across Northern Ireland

Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 9am 0 Comments Literature

Every primary one child across Northern Ireland is set to receive a free Time to Read pack this Autumn. The delivery comes as BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, commences the latest in its Arts Council of Northern Ireland school author tour series, this time with Marta Altés, author and illustrator of ‘Little Monkey’ starting from Monday 14th October.

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Damian Smyth, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, with Carryduff St Josephs pupils ,Muireann Quinn and Conal Caughey, at an announcement to distribute free books to every primary one child in Northern Ireland.

The Arts Council is relocating

Friday 11th October 2019 at 12pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is relocating from The Sidings in Lisburn.

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Linen Hill House, Lisburn

World Mental Health Day 10th October 2019

Thursday 10th October 2019 at 9am 0 Comments ARTiculate Young People & Wellbeing Arts Programme

Today is World Mental Health Day and the theme set by World Federation of Mental Health is suicide prevention.

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Pictured are Séamus Mullen (PHA), Lorraine Calderwood (Arts Council), Chris Deconink (Extern), artists Glenn Black and Ken Maze (Blaze FX), with some of the staff and young people involved in Extern’s arts project funded through the ARTiculate Programme

Belfast to host First all-island Dance Conference

Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 10am 0 Comments Dance

The first ever all-Ireland dance conference will take place in Belfast this month in association with Belfast International Arts Festival.

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Co-Motion Dance Conference, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast on 25-26 October.

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