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Arts Council announces three new funding programmes for arts organisations

Friday 20th December 2019 at 2pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is offering a number of funding opportunities under three new programmes. Thanks to investment from the Department for Communities, three new funding programmes will offer support for arts organisations across Northern Ireland. 

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Creative Industries Seed Fund now welcoming grant applications for awards up to £10k and £25k

Friday 20th December 2019 at 11am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced a new, Creative Industries Seed Fund, worth £290,000 in total, funded by the Department for Communities and Future Screens NI, and supported by Digital Catapult.

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Community artist, Darren Ferguson, recognised with Arts Council of Northern Ireland legacy award

Thursday 19th December 2019 at 3pm 0 Comments

Darren Ferguson, Chief Executive, Beyond Skin, an organisation which uses the arts as a tool for peacebuilding, has been awarded £5000 National Lottery funding by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The career development award is presented in memory of Anne O’Donoghue, Director of Play Resource Warehouse, one of the arts sector’s largest figures, who sadly passed away in 2014.

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Picture (L-R) is Gail McGarvey, Play Resource, Darren Ferguson, Gilly Campbell, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Olivier Urbain, Director, Min-On Music Research Institute.

Arty McGlynn (1944-2019) Pioneering Traditional Irish Musician

Thursday 19th December 2019 at 1pm 0 Comments Traditional Arts , Northern Ireland Music

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has learned with great sadness of the death of the renowned Omagh-born guitarist and traditional musician, Arty McGlynn, who died yesterday (18th December) following a short illness, at the age of 75.

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Arts Council announces £199,714 funding for arts projects for older people across Northern Ireland

Monday 16th December 2019 at 11am 0 Comments Arts and Older People

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced National Lottery funding and public funding from the Public Health Agency and Baring Foundation of over £199,714, for 28 organisations across the region, to deliver community-based arts projects benefitting older people.  The funding is part of the Arts Council's Arts and Older People’s Programme, a pioneering initiative which aims to tackle loneliness as-well as promote positive mental health and well-being among older people through engagement with the arts.

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Pictured (L-R) is project participant, Victor Gormley with Gail McGarvey, Director, Play Resource.

Special Tribute Event held in memory of renowned Belfast Poet Ciaran Carson

Tuesday 10th December 2019 at 2pm 0 Comments Literature

A special event paying tribute to the life and work of the late Belfast poet Ciaran Carson (1948-19) took place at the Lyric Theatre last night.

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Pictured (L-R) at the tribute event are artists Leontia Flynn, Michael Longley, Sinéad Morrissey and Frank Ormsby.

Northern Ireland’s Creative Industries boosted with new £240,000 Seed Fund

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at 11am 0 Comments Craft , Drama , Film & TV , Visual Arts

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today (Tuesday 3rd December) announced  a new Creative Industries Seed Fund, worth £240,000, funded by the Department For Communities and Future Screens  NI, and supported by Digital Catapult.  The new fund aims to assist entrepreneurs, creative businesses and arts organisations to undertake projects that contribute to the growth of the creative industries and unlock future income generation.

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Leading artists honoured with £15,000 awards by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Thursday 28th November 2019 at 10am 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music , Literature

Acclaimed artists, writer, Susan McKay, poet, Moyra Donaldson, composer, Deirdre Gribbin and musician/composer, Neil Martin, have each been presented with Major Individual Awards (MIA), worth £15,000 each, from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland National Lottery funding, the highest honour bestowed by the body responsible for the development of the arts in the region.

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(L-R)  Four leading artists, writer, Susan McKay, poet, Moyra Donaldson, musician/composer, Neil Martin and composer, Deirdre Gribbin, pictured with Ciaran Scullion, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Craft NI hosts exhibition of works from the Arts Council’s Contemporary Art Collection

Thursday 21st November 2019 at 2pm 0 Comments Craft , Visual Arts

A special exhibition at Craft NI’s new Royal Avenue premises featuring selected works from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s contemporary art collection is now open.  The exhibition has come about as part of the Arts Council’s new Art Lending Scheme, a free scheme which is open to curators, galleries, and organisations interested in putting works from the Collection on public display.

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Pictured launching the exhibition (L_R)  is exhibition curator and Craft NI Board Member, Kim Mawhinney, Roisin McDonough, Chief Executive, Arts Council Northern Ireland with Katherine McDonald, Craft NI.

The National Lottery Celebrates its 25th Birthday in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 19th November 2019 at 3pm 0 Comments

In the past quarter of a century more than £1.2 billion has been invested in 25,000 local good causes across the arts, sport, community and heritage sectors.

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Pictured at the National Lottery 25th Birthday event is Roisín McDonough, Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland with singer-songwriter, Reevah.

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