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The Arts Council

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

  • The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the statutory body through which public funding for the arts in Northern Ireland is channelled. The Arts Council is funded by grant-in-aid by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) and has responsibility for distributing Lottery funds, to the arts in Northern Ireland. Its principal functions are: to develop and improve the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts; to increase public access to, and participation in the arts; to advise DCAL and other government departments, district councils and other bodies on matters relating to the arts.
    Support is available to organisations and individuals. Full details and application forms available on the website or from the Arts Council directly.

  • Address

    MacNeice House
    77 Malone Road
    Belfast, BT9 6AQ
    Northern Ireland

  • Tel

    +44 (0)28 9038 5207

  • Email


  • Website


  • Contact

    Drama & Dance Officer: Gilly Campbell