Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555

Research and Development

The Arts Council delivers a comprehensive programme of research and evaluation. 

Our research programme aims to:

1. Build evidence based knowledge and understanding of the role and impact of art on people's lives;

2. Identify patterns of engagement and factors affecting engagement in the arts; and

3. Help create more diverse, equal and confident communities by addressing inequalities as they related to race, disability and gender. 

Strategic Development has lead responsibility for the Arts Council's research, policy development and planning functions. It gathers information, analyses data, evaluates programmes and generates evidence to inform decision making processes. The team also has responsibility for meeting the Arts Council's equality and disability compliance duties.