Funding for Organisations

We are the main support for artists and arts organisations, offering a broad range of funding opportunities through our Exchequer and National Lottery funds.

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Conor Mitchell's MASS, Belfast Ensemble, Outburst Arts and Ulster Orchestra at Outburst Queer Arts Festival. Photo: Neil Harrison

This funding helps organisations to develop ideas, projects and new work, and deliver activity with partners.

Upcoming Programmes for Organisations

  • Artists International Development Fund – Organisation Awards: Opening July 2024
  • Musical Instruments for Bands Programme: Opening Date TBC
  • Musical Instruments for Professional and Non-Professional Performing Groups: Opening Date TBC

Our Open Programmes

We encourage applicants to read all the guidance notes provided before submitting an application for funding. It is important to check you are using the most up-to-date funding application form.

Guidance notes or Applications forms downloaded on dates before a programme opens may not be current.

If you are seeking funding for film-making, this has been delegated to Northern Ireland Screen.

Need help with your funding application or further information?

Funding Help & Advice