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Arts Council of Northern Ireland welcomes significant announcement by BBC

Thursday 18th March 2021 at 8pm 0 Comments

BBC Director General, Tim Davie Image: BBC Director General, Tim Davie

BBC to devolve more programming to nations and regions outside London

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today welcomed news from the BBC’s Director General, Tim Davie, of plans to enhance its creative presence across the UK and ensure that BBC programmes and services more fully reflect the needs and diversity of audiences, wherever they live.

This is good news for the arts and creative sectors in Northern Ireland and the Arts Council is committed to strengthening its collaborations with BBC NI and the wider arts sector.

Liam Hannaway, Chair, Arts Council of Northern Ireland said, “We welcome the BBC’s announcement of an increase in devolved production and we want to see more high quality, locally created, arts content on BBC platforms - the successful Culture in Quarantine Series of short films in 2020,  built from collaboration between BBC NI, the Lyric Theatre and many of our talented NI writers, actors and dramaturgs, is just one recent example of a top-class partnership that we’d like to see more of. We look forward to working with our colleagues in BBC NI on these exciting initiatives”.

For further information on today’s Across the UK plan, relevant developments and initiatives, including some important benefits for the BBC’s work in Northern Ireland and the region’s arts and creative sectors, please take a look at:


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