The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is now inviting applications to its National Lottery Project Funding Programme. The annual programme is designed to assist organisations to deliver arts projects which contribute to the growth of arts in the community for new and existing audiences and which reflect the diversity of Northern Ireland’s society and culture.

The minimum grant available under this programme is normally £10,001 and the maximum grant available will be £75,000.

The Arts Council’s National Lottery Project Funding Programme supports activities which benefit the people of Northern Ireland or that help arts organisations in Northern Ireland carry out their work. In addition, the Council wishes to support projects which:

  • Encourage the involvement of children and young people, older people, or people with disabilities with organisations and artists of the very highest professional standards across the disciplines;
  • Encourage proposals which will deliver high quality programming in rural areas
  • Encourage the involvement of, and applications with a focus on, the following:
  1. Minority Ethnic artists
  2. D/deaf, neurodiverse and disabled artists
  3. Emerging artists
  4. Working-class artists
  5. LGBTQIA artists
  • Promote innovative, original work by Northern Ireland artists across all artforms.

Deadline for applications is 7th May 2024

Read more and apply here