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£494,000 public funding awarded to musicians to help develop talent

Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 4pm 0 Comments

Musical groups, bands and musicians across Northern Ireland are celebrating this week, with news they are set to receive funding to help upgrade worn out instruments and purchase new ones. Sixty-nine awards have been made and among those set to benefit are schools groups, community choirs, marching and brass bands, and individual professional musicians.

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

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021: “We must learn lessons from the past to create a better future”

Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 2pm 0 Comments

As part of HMD 2021, The Executive Office has unveiled a video poem by Co. Down-based artist Csilla Toldy, which was created last year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps.

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Csilla Toldy, 'Here I Stand' video still

Have a laugh online with Tinderbox Theatre Company

Thursday 21st January 2021 at 2pm 0 Comments Drama

Laughter has long been hailed as the best medicine and local theatre company Tinderbox are dishing out giggles by the spoonful. For the next month, production is moving online with a new series of performances and workshops.

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Pictured are honorary M.D.s of Comedy, Gary Crossan and Chris Grant who will be dosing out some state funded comic relief in weekly episodes of The Waiting Room.

Six exceptional young musicians awarded the Young Musicians’ Platform Award

Monday 18th January 2021 at 10am 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

Six exceptionally talented young musicians from Northern Ireland have been awarded the Young Musicians’ Platform Award, supported by National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and BBC Northern Ireland.  The six award recipients include classical awardees, opera singer, Andrew Irwin, cellist, Angus McCall and pianist, Justine Gormley; traditional music awardees, Jack Warnock and Rose Connolly and, singer-songwriter awardee, Roisin Donald (ROE).

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The six award recipients include classical awardees, opera singer, Andrew Irwin, cellist, Angus McCall and pianist, Justine Gormley; traditional music awardees, Jack Warnock and Rose Connolly and, singer-songwriter awardee, Roisin Donald (ROE).

Arts Council announces £110,000 for arts projects benefitting older people across Northern Ireland

Thursday 14th January 2021 at 12pm 0 Comments Arts and Older People

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced £110,000 to enable 12 arts organisations in Northern Ireland to deliver a series of community-based arts projects benefitting older people.  The funding is part of the Arts and Older People’s Programme, a pioneering initiative supported by National Lottery, Public Health Agency and Baring Foundation, 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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Arts Council publishes findings from its 2019/20 Annual Funding Survey

Wednesday 13th January 2021 at 9am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today published findings from a survey of 97 arts and culture organisations in receipt of funding through its Annual Funding Programme.

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Anna Burns event at the Lyric Theatre Belfast in April 2019.

Career development awards for fifteen artists with disabilities from Northern Ireland

Tuesday 12th January 2021 at 11am 0 Comments

Fifteen artists with disabilities from Northern Ireland have been announced as recipients of the University of Atypical’s Individual Disabled Artist (iDA) Awards.  The iDA programme is supported by National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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The iDA funding programme is a dedicated annual arts development scheme enabling deaf and disabled artists who are working in a range of art forms to develop their professional artistic careers.

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