Arts Council of Northern Ireland
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (Irish: Comhairle Ealaíon Thuaisceart Éireann, Ulster-Scots: Airts Cooncil o Norlin Airlan) is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. It was founded in 1964, as a successor to the Committee for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA).
As the main development agency for the arts it is responsible for the distribution of Exchequer and National Lottery Funding for the arts in Northern Ireland. The council is headquartered at Linen Hill House, 23 Linenhall Street, Lisburn. Organisationally it is a non-departmental public body of the Department for Communities.
- List of Government departments and agencies in Northern Ireland
- Northern Ireland Screen
- Arts Council (Ireland), with which it works closely
- Irish and Scots from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Accessed December 2008
- Lottery Funding - Arts Council NI Archived August 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine - Lottery Funding website. Accessed December 2008
- "Contact Us - Arts Council of Northern Ireland: The Funding and Development Agency for the Arts in NI | Arts Council of Northern Ireland". artscouncil-ni.org. Retrieved 30 August 2021.