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A ten-year strategy for the arts in Northern Ireland is being considered under a new consultation launched by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.
Murals were used to divide communities during the Troubles, now art is helping to build peace in Northern Ireland, says Roisin McDonough.
Libby Penn reveals how MAC Belfast achieved ambitious attendance targets in its first year of operation with the help of a bespoke segmentation model.
Kelly-Anne Collins shares the story of how one dance support network diversified – creating a platform to showcase new work – and may just have triggered a revolution for dance in Northern Ireland in the process.
Over the next three years, 100 paid internships and apprenticeships will be supported in Northern Ireland’s creative sector.
Umbrella bodies and venues will bear the brunt of cuts in Northern Ireland, as funding decisions are aimed at preserving the “core elements of each art form”.
A Disability Action Plan for the arts in Northern Ireland hopes to raise the numbers of disabled people attending, participating and working in the arts.
The Arts Council’s new five-year strategy makes a commitment to promoting equality and tackling poverty and social exclusion, while strengthening the sector to withstand funding cuts.
Arts participation continues to grow in Northern Ireland, though attendance has fallen and engagement is declining among disabled people and those living in deprived areas.
The Prison Arts Foundation employs artists-in-residence in prisons in Northern Ireland. Alison Smyth explains their approach and achievements.
How has Northern Ireland’s cultural sector responded to equality and community relations since the Good Friday Agreement? Nicole McNeilly finds out.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is committed to promoting equality, as demonstrated in its first Intercultural Arts Strategy.
Survey finds youth are most engaged with arts scene.
Arts sector prepares to fight against proposals to slash Northern Ireland’s arts spending by 14%