Arts Council NI funding opportunities

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Arts Council NI funding programmes that are currently open for applications

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland, is currently accepting applications for the following programmes.

National Lottery Young People & Wellbeing Arts Programme

This programme aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people by engagement in high quality arts.

Grants up to £10,000 are available. You can apply for up to 100% of the eligible costs of the project. Projects can be up to one year duration and can take place on any dates between 1 January 2024 and 31 December 2024.

The programme is aimed at constituted community and voluntary groups who are working at a local level to support young people and can demonstrate strong partnership working with relevant groups working with young people.

It is also open to non-governmental organisations, local authorities and arts organisations who can clearly demonstrate partnership working.

The deadline for applications is midday on Tuesday 10 October 2023.

Find out more and apply for the National Lottery Young People & Wellbeing Arts Programme.

National Lottery Commissioning Programme

The purpose of this programme is to enable organisations to commission new work.

The finished work should be in a form capable of being presented, exhibited, published, performed and/or disseminated in its entirety at the point of completion in Northern Ireland (if applicable abroad) either live or online.

The programme only supports fees paid to the artist(s) by the commissioner. All other costs relating to the rehearsal, production, presentation, exhibition or dissemination of the commissioned work must be borne by the commissioner.

Applications are welcomed from the widest possible range of organisations. You will be required to provide proof that you have a legal constitution.

The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 1 November 2023.

Find out more and apply for the National Lottery Commissioning Programme.

First published 2 August 2023