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

January, 2024

The Public Consultation took place from Friday 12th January - Friday 5th April 2024.

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 Public Consultation took place from Friday 12th January - Friday 5th April 2024, and the final 10-year strategy is due for publication in Spring 2024.

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