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A two year Multi Annual funding programme is available to arts, community and special interest groups throughout the Ards and North Down Borough area who wish to undertake larger scale community arts activities
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The Ards and North Down Arts Service offer three strands of arts grant funding.Read More

If you are considering applying for one of the Ards and North Down Borough Council Arts Grants then come along to this information session which will assist on how best to approach your application. Read More

Ards and North Down Arts is offering one-week residencies to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig in County Monaghan to practitioners in all art forms (eg: visual art, craft, literature, music, etc) who are resident in the Ards and North Down Borough.Read More

Ards and North Down Arts offer a bursary for a two-week Studio Residency at Ballinglen Arts Foundation for professional artists to work on their own creative practiceRead More

This informal information evening will talk you through the arts residency bursaries offered by Ards and North Down Borough Council to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Ballinglen Arts Foundation.Read More

The Cuan Craic Drama group was set up in 2011 as an opportunity for older people in the Ards Peninsula to engage in drama and storytelling activities. Read More

Interested in trying out a new arts activity but not sure where to start? Ards and North Down Arts is offering a programme of subsidised one off workshops to help get the ball rolling.Read More

Research shows that participating in pottery workshops can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing.Read More

Get Creative Festival is an annual campaign to celebrate and support the everyday creativity happening in homes and public spaces.Read More

Artists can book one-to-one individual 30 minute appointments to get specific support advice on a range of topics including career development strategies, networking advice, online marketing, financial systems and basic tax advice.Read More

Virtually all professional dealings of the artist will involve the need for a contract. Come along to this workshop specifically tailored to artists and find out how to write a contract for your needs.Read More

Do you ever have those times when creativity seems to have left the room? The workshop offers highly practical methods, tips, and techniques that support creativity.Read More

The Visual Artists Ireland 'Show and Tell Evening', provides artists with the opportunity to give a presentation on their practice in an informal setting where they can network and meet people with similar ideas and interests.Read More

Our Borough's giant MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is almost here.  150 people are invited to join 30 top-flight global artists to make this extravaganza!  You can take part in singing, dancing, movement, martial arts, acting, prop making, costume, make up, set building and more.  Read More

The Ards and North Down Borough Council's Heritage Project Funding is designed to assist heritage events, projects or activities, which take place in the Ards and North Down District.Read More

The Arts Department for Ards and North Down Borough Council is looking for creative organisations from the North Down and Ards Borough to join a public database.Read More

Building on the success of the Arts Grants Programme, the Community Arts Development Officer is offering assistance to groups wishing to apply for arts funding through other charitable organisations.Read More

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