Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

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Arts and Older People

Arts Council funding available for community arts projects to benefit older people

Thursday 24th June 2021 at 2pm 0 Comments Arts and Older People

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced funding to support arts organisations in Northern Ireland in delivering a series of community-based arts projects benefitting older people.  The funding is part of the Arts and Older People’s Programme, a pioneering initiative supported by The National Lottery, Public Health Agency and Baring Foundation, which aims to tackle loneliness as-well as promote positive mental health and well-being among older people through engagement with the arts.  Applications are now open and will close at 12noon, Wednesday 21st July 2021.

Pictured (L-R) at a recent Arts Council supported project led by Open Arts is, Sam Murphy, Abbeyfield Belfast, Conor McAuley, musician, Fionnuala Fagan, Musician, Clare Galway, Musician and Jonny McGeown, musician with Lorraine Calderwood, Arts Council. Image: Pictured (L-R) at a recent Arts Council supported project led by Open Arts is, Sam Murphy, Abbeyfield Belfast, Conor McAuley, musician, Fionnuala Fagan, Musician, Clare Galway, Musician and Jonny McGeown, musician with Lorraine Calderwood, Arts Council.
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Arts Care deliver arts training to promote positive mental health in vulnerable older people

Wednesday 12th May 2021 at 12pm 0 Comments Arts & Health, Arts and Older People

Arts Care, one of the leading arts, health and well-being organisations based in Northern Ireland, has been providing an online arts training programme to healthcare workers with the aim of upskilling staff and giving them the confidence to deliver arts activities to vulnerable older people in residential care settings.  To date 150 healthcare staff have signed up to take part in the training which is funded by The National Lottery, Baring Foundation and Public Health Agency, through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Arts and Older People Programme.

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Arts Council announces £110,000 for arts projects benefitting older people across Northern Ireland

Thursday 14th January 2021 at 12pm 0 Comments Arts and Older People

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced £110,000 to enable 12 arts organisations in Northern Ireland to deliver a series of community-based arts projects benefitting older people.  The funding is part of the Arts and Older People’s Programme, a pioneering initiative supported by National Lottery, Public Health Agency and Baring Foundation, which aims to tackle loneliness as-well as promote positive mental health and well-being among older people through engagement with the arts.

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