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242 artists set to benefit from National Lottery support to develop new work

Friday 23rd October 2020 at 11am 0 Comments Literature, Northern Ireland Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Community Arts

The Arts Council has announced details of 242 artists to receive funding through its Support for Individual Artists Programme (SIAP). The funding package worth almost £475,000 has been made possible thanks to the National Lottery and will provide vital support to artists working across all disciplines including visual arts, literature, music and community arts.

Pictured is visual artist Kathryn Graham who has been awarded funding from the scheme Image: Pictured is visual artist Kathryn Graham who has been awarded funding from the scheme
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Gifted teenagers receive awards to work with David Lyttle

Thursday 15th October 2020 at 11am 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

Northern Irish teenagers Conor Marcus (15) and Dara McNicholl (13) have each won one of Northern Ireland's most prestigious arts accolades, not-for-profit organisation Jazzlife Alliance's Exceptional Young Musician Award, funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. They will work with MOBO and Urban Music Award nominated musician, producer and composer David Lyttle over the coming months. Both are singer-songwriters who have already reached an audience of millions in The Voice Kids, and they are committed to becoming professional performers and finding their own unique sounds.

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Young People in Northern Ireland & Afghanistan Join Together in Music

Tuesday 13th October 2020 at 3pm 0 Comments Community Arts, Northern Ireland Music

Music prevails! Over the past three months an unprecedented music collaboration has been happening involving young musicians from Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. Despite Covid-19 and security challenges there has been no half measures to fulfill an ambitious vision to create three shared music productions. At the helm, a team of producers and logistic managers have enabled the young musicians to record and perform together resulting in three music videos accompanying visual diaries documenting the journey.

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