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Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Founded  1962
Location Linen Hill House, 23 Linenhall Street, Lisburn, BT28 1FJ

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the development and funding agency for the Arts in Northern Ireland.

They distribute public money and National Lottery funds to develop and deliver a wide variety of arts projects, events and initiatives across Northern Ireland.1


The Arts Council was originally established in 1962 as a successor to the Committee for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA) which had operated since 1942. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (1994), a company limited by guarantee, ceased activity in August 1995.2

External links & References

  1. “About Us” Arts Council NI