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Arts Council surveys reveal true impact of pandemic on NI’s creative sector

Thursday 23rd September 2021 at 3pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today (23rd September 2021) published the findings of surveys conducted with artists and arts organisations in Northern Ireland who received Emergency Funding support during the pandemic.

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Leading international choir festival scales up with launch of global Virtual Choral Trail

Monday 20th September 2021 at 10am 0 Comments

City of Derry International Choir Festival gets warmed up for 20 October launch with call for choirs around the world to join its showstopping virtual choral event

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Northern Ireland Opera returns to perform Puccini’s La Bohème live at iconic Belfast venue

Friday 17th September 2021 at 10am 0 Comments

Leading arts organisation, Northern Ireland Opera, returns to live, safe performances this month with Puccini’s opera classic, La Bohème, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. After 19 long months of lockdown, the company and cast will present a bold new interpretation of Puccini’s work to audiences, brought to life inside the iconic Carlisle Memorial Church. La Bohème by NI Opera will run across four evenings Sept 18th to 25th in Belfast.

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New £5 million recovery fund opens to support individuals working in the arts and creative sectors

Wednesday 15th September 2021 at 11am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) and the Department for Communities (DfC), have today (Wednesday 15 September) opened a new recovery funding programme, co-designed to support individuals in the Arts and Creative sectors retain valuable skills.

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CNB presents The Ogham Grove, an immersive audio-visual installation, supported by National Lottery

Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 11am 0 Comments

The team behind Culture Night Belfast presents, The Ogham Grove, an impressive lighting and sound installation taking place at Writer’s Square Belfast from Friday 17 September until Sunday 19 September, supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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Arts Council partners with Creative & Cultural Skills to help strengthen workforce

Friday 10th September 2021 at 2pm 0 Comments

Creative and cultural businesses throughout Northern Ireland are to be offered free expert advice and support to help a wider range of talent into the creative workforce. The investment comes at a crucial time for the sector, which was hit harder than most by Covid-19.

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Report published on the impact of the Arts in residential care in NI during the Covid-19 pandemic

Thursday 9th September 2021 at 3pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today (9th September 2021) published a study it has commissioned about the role of the arts in supporting the residential care sector as it begins the process of recovery and reopening after the pandemic.

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New work created by D/deaf, neurodivergent & disabled artists in NI celebrated in lockdown films

Thursday 9th September 2021 at 10am 0 Comments

Twelve D/deaf, neurodivergent and disabled professional artists based in Northern Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland have produced new film and audio works as part of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine initiative. Three of the twelve artists are from Northern Ireland and includes, playwright, Shannon Yee, animator, Joel Simon and poet/comedian, Alice McCullough. These new works have just been released and are now being shared and celebrated, available to view, on BBC I-Player at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09ttsqk

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Report published on the needs of freelance artists working in NI’s theatre and dance sectors

Wednesday 8th September 2021 at 4pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has commissioned survey-based research to identify the needs of freelance artists in theatre and dance. These are artists who are developing, creating and producing small to mid-scale work on an independent basis. The Freelance Practitioner Research Report, published today (8th September 2021) highlights the vulnerability of freelancers working in Northern Ireland, which has been exposed and brought into sharp focus by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Leading NI composer and musician, Hannah Peel, sets her sights on the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize

Wednesday 8th September 2021 at 8am 0 Comments

Composer, artist and musician, Hannah Peel, based in Bangor, has been shortlisted for the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Album of the Year’ for her album, Fir Wave. Hannah, a previous Emmy nominee for her composition work on Game of Thrones, is also set to perform at this year’s awards event, with support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council. The awards show will take place this Thursday 9 September 2021 and the evening will culminate in the announcement of the overall winner of the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize for ‘Album of the Year’.

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