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Arts Council announces three new funding programmes for arts organisations

Friday 20th December 2019 at 2pm 0 Comments

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The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is offering a number of funding opportunities under three new programmes. Thanks to investment from the Department for Communities, three new funding programmes will offer support for arts organisations across Northern Ireland. 

Arts organisations will be invited to make an expression of interest to the following funding programmes.

Programme one: Rural Needs Small Grants Programme
Grants of up to £10,000 will be available.  This funding is designed to enable arts organisations to deliver arts programmes to rurally-based communities.  Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time up until Friday 17th January 2020, when the programme will close.

Visit artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/rural-needs-small-grants-programme for more information.

Programme two: New Commissioning Programme for Creative Innovation
Grants of up to £20,000 will be available to arts organisations to support the commissioning of new, creative work. Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time up until Friday 17th January 2020, when the programme will close.

Visit artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/commissioning-programme-for-creative-innovation for more information.

Programme three: Pilot Premium Payments Programme
Grants of up to £5,000 will be available. This pilot programme is designed to enable arts organisations to access support to assist Section 75 accessibility to their arts programming.  This is a rolling programme and expressions of interest can be submitted at any time up until Friday 13th March 2020, when the programme will close.

Visit artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/pilot-premium-payments-programme for more information.

Roisin McDonough, Chief Executive, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, commented:

"With much appreciated investment from the Department of Communities, the Arts Council is delighted to announce the opening of these three new funding programmes. These valuable programmes offer arts organisations the opportunity to deliver arts to communities in rural locations, commission new works and create arts experiences that are both accessible and inclusive.  All the information about how to apply is available on the Arts Council website and we would encourage any arts organisations interested in the new funding programmes to visit www.artscouncil-ni.org/funding for more details."

 

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