20/02/2019

NI Arts Organisations To Benefit From £740K Funding

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has launched a round of funding worth £740,000 to help revitalise arts organisations in the region.

The programme, supported by the Department for Communities, will help eligible facilities buy new IT equipment, replace lighting and sound systems, renew seating and purchase essential backstage items such as sewing machines and costume rails.
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Roisín McDonough, Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland said: "The programme can be used for anything from IT equipment and seating to jig-saws, drills and microphones - all of it benefitting artists, audiences and participants in the year ahead. We were delighted to receive this new funding package from the Department for Communities. It just couldn't come at a better time for our arts organisations, many of whom have been struggling to buy the equipment needed to benefit the audiences they serve."

Director of Culture with the Department for Communities Maeve Walls added: "This funding of £740,000 will be welcomed across the arts sector and will provide necessary and valuable equipment to many organisations across Northern Ireland. I would encourage those organisations with an interest in applying to do so by the deadline."

For further information and to apply online by Tuesday 26th February 2019, click  here.

All arts organisations in receipt of 2018/19 AFP or 2018/19 Lottery Project funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland are encouraged to apply.



(JG/MH)

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