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Arts Council announces Annual Funding decisions worth £13 million for 107 key arts organisations

Tuesday 13th June 2017 at 6pm 0 Comments

The Oh Yeah Scratch My Progress talent development programme develops upcoming acts, such as local band R51, who are pictured here with Maria McAlister, Arts Council. Image: The Oh Yeah Scratch My Progress talent development programme develops upcoming acts, such as local band R51, who are pictured here with Maria McAlister, Arts Council.

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) today (June 13th 2017) announced annual funding of £13 million for 107 key arts organisations.

The Arts Council had hoped to maintain standstill funding for the majority of clients in receipt of Annual Funding in 2017/18 compared to 2016/17. However the Council had to apply a cut to exchequer funding following recent direction from the Department for Communities on its reduced indicative budget for the arts this year. 

The good news is that the Arts Council was able to mitigate the effect of this cut to core organisational costs for the overwhelming number of Arts organisations. The Council has ensured that their programming funding is supported by the Arts Council’s National Lottery funds and therefore remains secure.

The Arts Council’s announcement includes, in total, exchequer grants for core costs of arts organisations totalling £8,369,796, while national lottery funding of £4,701,891 supports programming. 

The Arts Council Chief Executive, Roisín McDonough, commented, “The financial awards that we are announcing today represent overall, a 2-4% cut in annual funding for the overwhelming number of our Arts organisations. In the context of an uncertain funding environment, this announcement of £13 million will support the valuable work our artists and arts organisations deliver for the benefit of everyone in Northern Ireland.

With the Arts Council’s National Lottery funding focused on arts programming costs, we can help protect elements of each art form, including theatre, dance, music, literature and more. On that note, our annually funded arts organisations are to be congratulated for proposing an inspirational range of arts events and activities for the year ahead, delivered to people right across Northern Ireland and beyond”.

Annual Funding Case Study:

One of the organisations in receipt of 2017/18 Annual Funding is the Oh Yeah Music Centre based in Belfast’s cultural hub of the Cathedral Quarter.  The work of this organisation is central to the contemporary music sector in Northern Ireland, delivering an ambitious year-round programme of outreach and talent development. 

The organisation provides innovative product development and programmes which truly reach into the heart of communities.  Their programme Volume Control is an award winning youth events and industry enterprise mentoring programme which aims to inspire young people aged 14-19 to develop their own enterprise in the music and events industry. 

Oh Yeah Music Centre also excels in partnership building across music organisations and cultural bodies and recently developed a number of international partnerships in Morocco, Berlin and New York.  Their initiative, Northern Ireland Music Prize has also been a tremendous success, celebrating the home-grown talents of inspirational musicians such as The Divine Comedy, The Undertones, Ciaran Lavery, Soak, Foy Vance and Ash.

A list of arts organisations offered Annual Funding Awards for 2017/18 can be viewed below:

Organisation Total
PLACE
Arts for All
ArtsEkta
Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
Down Community Arts Ltd
Greater Shantallow Community Arts
Community Arts Partnership
Northern Visions Ltd.
Partisan Productions
Prison Arts Foundation
Sole Purpose Productions
Spanner in the Works
Terra Nova Productions
Craft and Design Collective
Craft Northern Ireland
Dance Resource Base (NI) Ltd
DU Dance
Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre
Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company
Maiden Voyage (NI) Ltd
Aisling Ghear Theatre Company
Big Telly Theatre Company
Bruiser Theatre Company
Cahoots NI Ltd
Kabosh Theatre Ltd
Prime Cut Productions Ltd
Replay Productions Limited
The Lyric Theatre (NI)
TheatreNI
Tinderbox Theatre Company
Belfast International Arts Festival
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
EastSide Arts
Feile an Phobail
Arts & Disability Forum
Arts Care
Drake Music Project Northern Ireland
Open Arts
Voluntary Arts Network
Irish Pages Ltd.
Poetry Ireland
The John Hewitt Society
Ulster-Scots Community Network
Verbal Arts Centre NI Limited
Belfast Music Society
Camerata Ireland
Dumbworld Ltd
Moving on Music
Oh Yeah Music Centre
Panarts
The Contemporary Music Centre Ltd
The Nerve Centre
Ulster Orchestra Society Ltd
Ulster Youth Choir
Ulster Youth Orchestra
Walled City Music Trust
NI Opera
Arts & Business Northern Ireland
Audiences Northern Ireland
Tyrone Guthrie Centre
All Set Cross Cultural Project
An Droichead
An Gaelaras Ltd
Andersonstown Traditional & Contemporary Music School
BelfastTrad
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann
Dun Uladh Ltd
Irish Traditional Music Archive
Northern Ireland Piping & Drumming School
Open House Traditional Arts Festival Ltd
The Armagh Rhymers
The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association
Crescent Arts Centre
Derry Theatre Trust
Glasgowbury
The Playhouse, Derry
The Black Box Trust
The Grand Opera House Trust
The MAC
Waterside Theatre Company Ltd
Belfast Exposed Photography
Catalyst Arts Ltd
Centre for Contemporary Art
Digital Arts Studios
Golden Thread Gallery
Portadown 2000 (MCAC)
Photo Works North / Source Magazine
Seacourt Print Workshop Limited
Visual Artists Ireland
The Void Art Centre
Array Studios
Belfast Print Workshop
Creative Exchange
Flaxart Studios
Paragon Studios
QSS @ Bedford Street
Beat Carnival
Belfast Community Circus School
In Your Space (NI) Ltd
Kids in Control
New Lodge Arts
Play Resource Warehouse
Sticky Fingers Arts
Streetwise Community Circus Workshops
Wheelworks
Young at Art
Youth Action Northern Ireland
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