Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555


We encourage excellence and innovation in the design, production and exhibition of crafts and applied arts raising awareness and understanding.

The Arts Council’s interest in Craft and Applied Art centres on contemporary works of applied art and design-led crafts that show a high degree of creativity, innovation, skilled workmanship and originality.

We recognise the importance of an inter-agency approach to the development of the sector and support Craft NI as the lead agency for the development of the sector in Northern Ireland.