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The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. We are the main support for artists and arts organisations throughout the region, offering a broad range of funding opportunities through our Treasury and National Lottery funds. An Droichead. Drama, dance, crafts and music programme. Type of work funded A range of schemes create opportunities for everyone to participate in the arts: from assistance for small groups, funding for equipment and the development of new works in all art forms, to capital resources for building and refurbishment schemes. Range of grant size: minimum – maximum Grants from £5,001 (upper limits vary according to scheme) Types of scheme (open / closed / targeted) Mix of open and targeted schemes Geographical coverage All of Northern Ireland Any priority areas / key messages (for example, partnership funding) Applications are assessed according to the principal criteria: public benefit; quality of artistic activity; financial viability and management; partnership funding. Individuals are not eligible to apply for Arts Council Lottery funds. Application process (formal deadlines) We have a combination of fixed and rolling deadlines. Please visit our website for further information. Central contact details Arts Council of Northern Ireland 77 Malone Road Belfast, BT9 6AQ Tel: 028 90385200 Fax: 028 90661715 Email:

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