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Arts Council announces £85,688 for innovative Digital Arts projects

Tuesday 23rd November 2021 at 3pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, in collaboration with Future Screens NI, today (23 November 2021) has announced funding of £85,688 to support nine individual artists from Northern Ireland in the creation of a number of exciting, high-quality arts projects using innovative digital technologies.

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ACNI highlights need for strategic investment in talent development, in response to Taskforce Report

Tuesday 23rd November 2021 at 3pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today welcomed Minister Hargey’s support for the recommendations made by her Culture, Arts and Heritage Recovery Taskforce. The Arts Council endorses the published recommendations which seek additional resources and new partnerships across government to bring the arts and culture sectors back to good health. The Council also highlighted the urgent need for strategic investment in talent development in NI post-covid.

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DU Dance and Beyond Skin to take part in UK-Germany international collaboration programme

Thursday 18th November 2021 at 2pm 0 Comments

Two community arts organisations from Northern Ireland, Beyond Skin and DU Dance, will collaborate with German community arts organisation, Die Villa, based in Leipzig, to develop a youth cultural exchange project entitled, Ode to Earth, based around the theme of environmental issues.

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New report highlights impact of Covid pandemic on arts sector

Thursday 18th November 2021 at 9am 0 Comments

Findings from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Annual Funding Survey* published today highlight the stark pressures placed on the arts sector as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Employment levels and income generation have experienced substantial shifts and major changes were reported on how audiences access arts programming, as more activities moved online.

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Ivor Novello-nominated composer, Conor Mitchell, premieres large-scale symphonic audio-visual work

Tuesday 16th November 2021 at 2pm 0 Comments

Outburst Arts and The Belfast Ensemble, in partnership with the Ulster Orchestra, present MASS, a large-scale, symphonic audio-visual work due to be performed on 17-18 November at the iconic Telegraph Building in Belfast, supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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Arts Council announces twenty seven new awards for minority ethnic artists

Monday 15th November 2021 at 5pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today announced details of awards worth £107,000 made to 27 minority ethnic artists and creative practitioners for mentoring or residency opportunities.

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‘Old Friends and Other Days’ a film by Northern Ireland Opera premieres at the Belfast Film Festival

Thursday 11th November 2021 at 5pm 0 Comments

Northern Ireland Opera’s new film, ‘Old Friends and Other Days’ recently premiered at the Strand Arts Centre as part of the 2021 Belfast Film Festival.

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St Colm’s Pupils Launch Anthology Reflecting on Life in Lockdown

Thursday 11th November 2021 at 4pm 0 Comments

St Colm’s High School in Belfast hosted a special event on Wednesday 10th November to celebrate the launch of a new poetry and photographic anthology, created by pupils, entitled ‘The Times That Shape Us’.

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‘BIND’ celebrates the Armagh Robinson Library in poetry, dance and film

Thursday 11th November 2021 at 3pm 0 Comments

‘BIND’, an innovative contemporary dance and poetry film celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Armagh Robinson Library, will receive its premiere screening at the Market Place Theatre Studio on Thursday 25 November at 8.30pm.

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Arts & Business NI Open Applications for Cultural Sustainability Programme ‘Blueprint’

Wednesday 10th November 2021 at 4pm 0 Comments

Arts & Business NI have opened applications for their ground-breaking cultural sustainability programme Blueprint. Blueprint is a pioneering 5-year financial growth programme which will enable small to medium-sized cultural organisations in Northern Ireland to take a more long-term approach to their income generation. 

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