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ACNI announce £750,000 Health & Safety Capital Programme to support the sector to safely reopen

Wednesday 13th October 2021 at 3pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has today (13th October 2021) opened applications, on behalf of Department for Communities (DFC), to the Health and Safety Capital Programme. The programme, worth £750,000, aims to support organisations to reopen their creative spaces safely. Applications will close at 12noon on Friday 5th November 2021. To make an application visit http://artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/health-and-safety-capital-programme

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WOMEX World Music Expo 2021 - Arts Council bursaries now available

Monday 11th October 2021 at 1pm 0 Comments

WOMEX World Music Expo will take place in in Porto, Portugal from 27th to 31st October 2021. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is now welcoming applications from artists for bursaries to attend. Four bursaries of up to £400 each are available and online applications are now open and will close at 12noon Monday 18th October. Apply now at http://artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/womex-2021-bursaries

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CCA celebrate being shortlisted for Art Fund Museum of the Year

Friday 8th October 2021 at 2pm 0 Comments

Last month the team at the Centre for Contemporary Art / CCA Derry-Londonderry, visited the Science Museum in London where they were one of five venues from across the UK who were shortlisted for the 2021 Art Fund Museum of the Year. The Art Fund Museum of the Year is the world's largest museum prize and celebrates the UK’s museums and galleries. This year the prize reflected the resilience and imagination of museums throughout the pandemic.

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UK City of Culture 2025 longlist revealed

Friday 8th October 2021 at 9am 0 Comments

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is one of the eight places to have been longlisted for the prestigious UK City of Culture 2025 title

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#SupportLocal - Enjoy music, theatre and great art this Autumn

Thursday 7th October 2021 at 1pm 0 Comments

Northern Ireland’s arts and cultural sector is opening back up, with galleries, arts venues, theatres, festivals and music events welcoming back audiences once more.

With support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, artists, writers, actors, technicians and venues across the country have been working behind the scenes to develop new work and a host of fresh shows to look forward to.

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New cross-government and National Lottery funding will boost creative learning in the classroom

Thursday 30th September 2021 at 10am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Education Authority and the Urban Villages Initiative have come together to announce a two year funding programme to promote creative learning in the classroom.

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UK Arts Councils & Agencies to pilot new fund for international collaboration

Thursday 30th September 2021 at 10am 0 Comments

New funding to support individuals and organisations towards international partnership development and co-creation projects, will open for applications on Thursday 21 October 2021.

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Arts Council publishes Annual Report on Public Authority Statutory Equality & Good Relations Duties

Wednesday 29th September 2021 at 6pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today (29th September 2021) published its Annual Progress Report for 2020/21 on fulfilling its statutory equality and good relations duties, and implementing Equality Scheme commitments and Disability Action Plans.

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Arts Council announces £207,000 for creative projects benefitting older people across NI

Wednesday 29th September 2021 at 10am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced £207,000 to enable 27 arts organisations across Northern Ireland to deliver a series of community-based arts projects benefitting older people. The funding is part of the Arts and Older People 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 opens funding scheme to help bands purchase new instruments

Monday 27th September 2021 at 1pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today announced funding to support musicians under its Musical Instruments for Bands (MIB) Programme.

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