Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555

  • We are the main support for arts organisations and artists, offering a broad range of funding opportunities.

    Read More
  • We distribute funding on behalf of the Exchequer and on behalf of The National Lottery.

    Read More

Sign up to our emails for the latest arts news and information in Northern Ireland.


We are the main support for arts organisations and artists, offering a broad range of funding opportunities.

(267) 905-1913

About Us

We believe in placing “Art at the Heart” because we know that art makes a difference.

We distribute public money and National Lottery funds to develop and deliver a wide variety of arts projects, events and initiatives across Northern Ireland.


Our vision is to 'place the arts at the heart of our social, economic and creative life'

research and development image

Research & Development

Developing effective policy by gathering evaluation evidence, analysing data & developing artform strategies.



We support both established and emerging artists to grow their international profile.

Find Out More

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter @artscouncilni

Excellent standards at today's BBC/ACNI Young Musicians' Platform Awards auditions according to panellists… (704) 775-6386

Latest News

RSS Feed


Thursday 15th November 2018 at 3pm 0 Comments

Jazzlife Alliance, a new arts company under the artistic direction of MOBO Award- nominated jazz musician, David Lyttle, is offering two mentorships, one for a young promoter and another for a young jazz musician, supported by National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Jazz Musician David Lyttle with fellow musicians Image: Jazz Musician David Lyttle with fellow musicians

From Our Blog

RSS Feed

Brexit, NI, and the Cultural Sector

Friday 10th August 2018 at 11am 0 Comments

Back in March, Margret Henry, CEO of Thrive attended the Creative Industries Federation Brexit Conference in London, hoping to get some insight or answers as to how Brexit will affect arts and culture in Northern Ireland. Here’s her take on the day:

Brexit, NI, and the Cultural Sector Image: Brexit, NI, and the Cultural Sector
Read More

Our Current Projects

The Arts Council Collection

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection is now available to view online featuring over 350 artworks.

(587) 781-1975
(435) 223-5379