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Public Consultation on the new ten-year strategy for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (2024-34)

January, 2024

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland would love to hear from you on our proposed ten-year Strategy for 2024-2034. This consultation also invites submissions on The Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) of the draft strategy on Section 75 groups.

The Arts Council (ACNI) develops and champions the arts in Northern Ireland through investment and advocacy. We do this through distributing Public and National Lottery funds. Our public funding creates opportunities for more people, from all backgrounds and communities, to enjoy and take part in the arts. We support, develop and champion arts and cultural activity by supporting artists, arts practitioners, organisations, venues and communities throughout Northern Ireland.

This is our first ten-year strategy and it was developed over the course of 2023, including five months of extensive engagement with artists, arts organisations, key representatives across government, businesses and the wider public sector.

The Arts Council welcomes public feedback on the strategy and invites you to respond using the online survey here. It should only take 15 minutes. In addition, we would really appreciate it if you might spread the word and share this public consultation with your audiences or members, colleagues and contacts.

The Public Consultation will take place from  Friday 12th January - Friday 5th April 2024 with the final 10-year strategy due for publication in Spring 2024.

The arts matter to Northern Ireland and your views matter to us. We would love to hear from you.

If you have a disability which affects your ability to complete the online consultation survey, please contact the University of Atypical (UoA). The UoA will provide tailored advice and support to D/deaf, disabled and Neurodiverse artists.

Copies in other languages and formats (including Braille, large print etc...), can be made available on request. If you require the document in an alternative format, or language other than English, please contact us at

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A Public Consultation on the next ten-year strategy for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (2024-34)

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