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Communities Minister & children from Scoil an Droichid join in Arts Care’s SAY A GREAT BIG HELLO

Wednesday 8th July 2020 at 11am 0 Comments

As part of their new Upside Down Festival this week, Arts Care has launched the, Say A Great Big Hello campaign, supported by public and National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Children In Need.

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Pictured launching the campaign is Communities Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín and Arts Care Clown Doctor, Dr. Fizz with local children (L-R), Sally McKinney and sisters Erin, Cara and Grace Daly, from Scoil an Droichid.

Arts Council awards over £1m of National Lottery funding to support arts organisations

Tuesday 7th July 2020 at 12pm 0 Comments Visual Arts , Northern Ireland Music , Literature , Drama , Craft , Dance , Community Arts , Circus & Carnival Arts

FORTY-TWO arts organisations across Northern Ireland are set to receive over £1 million of Arts Council of Northern Ireland National Lottery funding to bring a series of high-quality arts projects to people living through the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Pictured are Críostóir Ó Bradáin and Gráinne Ní Bhradaín from the Armagh Pipers Club.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice

Friday 3rd July 2020 at 4pm 0 Comments

This page contains the latest guidance for the arts sector on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We will update this page as the situation develops.

 

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Exquisite 240 year old Italian violin is presented to new Ulster Youth Orchestra Leader, Jamie Howe

Friday 3rd July 2020 at 10am 0 Comments

Exceptional young violinist, Jamie Howe, aged 18, from Lisburn, has been announced as the new Leader of the Ulster Youth Orchestra (UYO), and has been presented by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland with the Milton Violin, an exquisite 240 year-old instrument made by renowned Neapolitan violin maker, Joseph Gagliano, to be played throughout his tenure as leader.

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Ulster Youth Orchestra Leader, Jamie Howe

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s announce Laura Scott as the 2020 Poetry Prize winner

Friday 3rd July 2020 at 9am 0 Comments Literature

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the winner of the 2020 Poetry Prize for a First Collection, supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies.

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Laura Scott, 2020 Poetry Prize winner

Arts Council welcomes six new Board Members

Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 4pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is delighted to learn of the appointment of six new members to its Board, announced today by the Department for Communities.

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Minister congratulates local artists on innovative, new, lockdown dramas

Tuesday 30th June 2020 at 12pm 0 Comments

Communities Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, today congratulated the local artists who created six innovative, new lockdown dramas for television called Splendid Isolation.

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Communities Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín

Mairtín Crawford Awards go international with record number of entries

Monday 29th June 2020 at 12pm 0 Comments Literature

Just three years since they were founded, the Belfast Book Festival Mairtín Crawford Awards for Poetry and Short Story have gone international, attracting entries from countries including the US, Finland and New Zealand for this year’s competition.

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Alan Weadick and Sarah Gilmartin, winners of the Mairtin Crawford Awards for Poetry and Short Story 2020

Translink calls for stories to celebrate local heritage as part of the Belfast Transport Hub plans

Monday 29th June 2020 at 12pm 0 Comments

Translink is committed to preserving and celebrating the stories that tell the history and heritage of the area surrounding the new Belfast Transport Hub at Weavers Cross.  Located beside the current Europa Buscentre and Gt Victoria Street Station, this NI Executive flagship project will be a catalyst for regeneration, and it is planned to place public art at the heart of these urban transformation plans.

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Support fund for artists now open

Tuesday 23rd June 2020 at 9am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s has  opened its Support for the Individual Artist Programme (SIAP) and is accepting applications for General Art Awards.

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Support for the Individual Artist Programme (SIAP) is now open.

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