Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

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The only month-long festival in Ireland is open for business

Friday 7th June 2019 at 9am 0 Comments Comedy, Drama, Film & TV, Literature, Northern Ireland Music, Visual Arts

King of the chat show sofa, Sir Michael Parkinson, leading forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes, and BBC Radio 6 Music’s poet-in-residence Murray Lachlan Young are among the multitude of artists and performers joining The Specials, Villagers and The Staves at this year’s Open House Festival Bangor in August.

Launching the programme for the 7th Open House Festival in Bangor Image: Launching the programme for the 7th Open House Festival in Bangor
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New Creative Learning Fund will support fresh approach in the classroom

Friday 17th May 2019 at 10am 0 Comments Visual Arts, Northern Ireland Music, Dance, Drama, Literature, Craft, Film & TV

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Education Authority and the Urban Villages Initiative are backing a new three-year programme to inject more creativity into the classroom, in a bid to improve educational outcomes for students.

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Lyric Theatre announces six writers to take part in prestigious New Playwrights Programme

Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 10am 0 Comments Drama, Literature

The Lyric Theatre and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2019 New Playwrights Programme, a six-month writing development programme, aimed at emerging playwrights to create new work.  This year, following a high level of interest, six writers were awarded a place on the programme; Annie Keegan, Clare McMahon, Clare Monnelly, Rian Smith, Ross Wylie and Sarah Gordon.

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