Placing art at the heart

We are the funding and development organisation for the Arts in Northern Ireland, distributing Public and National Lottery funds.

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Northern Ireland Opera, ‘Old Friends and Other Days’. Photo: Ste Murray

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We support, develop and champion high-quality arts and cultural activity by artists, arts practitioners, organisations, venues and communities throughout Northern Ireland.

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Bringing great art within the reach of everyone

We invest funding from our sponsor department, the Department for Communities, and from the National Lottery, to create opportunities for more people, from all backgrounds and communities, to enjoy and take part in the arts.

We bring people and communities together through the arts.

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Our Impact


Investment in the Arts


Audiences & Participants


Population engagement in Arts


Engaging disadvantaged communities