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Warrenpoint band hits the high note

Thursday 11th February 2021 at 2pm 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

Warrenpoint-based Rinn Mhic Giolla Rua CCE has been awarded £6,000 as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Musical Instruments Programme. The award will allow the band to purchase new instruments including uileann pipes and button accordions.

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Rinn Mhic Giolla Rua CCE

Dunseverick Primary School awarded funding for new harps

Tuesday 9th February 2021 at 12pm 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

Nestled on the edge of the Giant’s Causeway, Dunseverick Primary School is celebrating some BIG news this week after it was awarded £6,000 to purchase new harps for its young musicians.

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Students from Dunseverick Primary School have been learning the harp under the guidance of Katy Bustard from Causeway Harp School.

Arts Council invites artists to submit work for its Collection

Friday 5th February 2021 at 2pm 0 Comments Visual Arts

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is inviting applications to its Collections Open Submission Programme.

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Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection

Strabane Brass Band Hits the High Note

Thursday 4th February 2021 at 1pm 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

Strabane Brass Band has been awarded £10,000 as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Musical Instruments Programme. The award will allow the band to purchase five new silver-plated cornets.

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Strabane Brass Band

JAMES FENTON (1931-2021)

Thursday 4th February 2021 at 10am 0 Comments Literature

The Arts Council has learned with regret of the death of poet, lexicographer, teacher and writer James Fenton, described by Chief Executive Roisín McDonough as “a poet of cultural importance, whose legacy reached beyond the Ulster-Scots his work so eloquently documented and enriched,  to wider society, he was an advocate for community respect and understanding”.

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Appointment of Chair, Vice-Chair and Members to the Board of the Arts Council NI

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 9am 0 Comments

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has appointed Mr Liam Hannaway as Chair and Mr William Leathem as Vice-Chair of the Arts Council NI Board.

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Arts projects in Northern Ireland receive a boost from Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together Arts Fund

Monday 1st February 2021 at 4pm 0 Comments

Nine arts projects in Northern Ireland are set to benefit from funding received through Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together Arts Fund.

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Photo credit: Carrie Davenport Photographer and featured in the photo are Chip Bailey front and Paul Kane from OTH Music Collective.

Call for freelance theatre and dance practitioners interested in a new model of independent working

Monday 1st February 2021 at 3pm 0 Comments Dance , Drama

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has commissioned a piece of independent research to explore new ways of working for freelance theatre and dance practitioners.  This follows a request from the Freelance Theatre Collective for funding to help artists develop, create and produce work independent of existing company structures. Annabel Jackson Associates Ltd have been appointed to complete this assignment and will report back in March, 2021.

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Talented Fermanagh Drummer receives £10,000 career boost

Monday 1st February 2021 at 10am 0 Comments

A talented young percussionist from County Fermanagh has been awarded a grant from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to help develop his musical talents.

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Kieran Leonard, freelance percussionist, timpanist, drummer and Irish Music specialist. Recipient of Musical Instruments Scheme award 2021

UPDATE: Arts Council Funding Programmes

Friday 29th January 2021 at 3pm 0 Comments

Subject to Board decisions on 5th February, letters will be issued to Stability and Renewal Programme for Organisations applicants the week beginning 8th February.

On 5th February the Board will be discussing the approach to the Annual Funding Programme 2021/22 and we will be communicating arrangements in due course.

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