Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555

Music & Opera

Music-making enhances the social and cultural life of people in Northern Ireland.

The Arts Council supports all aspects of Music and Opera, in a wide variety of musical styles - western classical/contemporary concert music, opera, music theatre and musicals, jazz and improvised music, contemporary popular music, world music and traditional music -  and including voluntary, amateur, community groups, bands and festivals.

We encourage professional concerts and educational and training activities with national and international artists across Northern Ireland; and we support all scales of opera production, with appropriate education, outreach and training elements.