Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555 info@artscouncil-ni.org

  • We are the main support for arts organisations and artists, offering a broad range of funding opportunities.

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  • We distribute funding on behalf of the Exchequer and on behalf of The National Lottery.

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Funding

We are the main support for arts organisations and artists, offering a broad range of funding opportunities.

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About Us

We believe in placing “Art at the Heart” because we know that art makes a difference.

We distribute public money and National Lottery funds to develop and deliver a wide variety of arts projects, events and initiatives across Northern Ireland.

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Our vision is to 'place the arts at the heart of our social, economic and creative life'

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Research & Development

Developing effective policy by gathering evaluation evidence, analysing data & developing artform strategies.

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Advocacy

We support both established and emerging artists to grow their international profile.

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New Resilience Programme launched for large arts organisations in Belfast

Monday 25th June 2018 at 11am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council have today, Monday 25 June, launched the Resilience Programme, an 18-month development initiative aimed at supporting large-scale Belfast arts organisations adapt and change as the city grows.

Pictured launching the initiative are David McConnell, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Bill Wolsey, Managing Director, Beannchor and Councillor Donal Lyons, Belfast City Council. Image: Pictured launching the initiative are David McConnell, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Bill Wolsey, Managing Director, Beannchor and Councillor Donal Lyons, Belfast City Council.
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Catch-up with NI Opera

Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 10am 0 Comments

Northern Ireland Opera’s Artistic Director, Walter Sutcliffe tells us about what they’ve been up to over the last six months.

Past Production: NI Opera's Threepenny Opera Image: Past Production: NI Opera's Threepenny Opera
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Our Current Projects

The Arts Council Collection

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection is now available to view online featuring over 350 artworks.

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