Arts Council of Northern Ireland announces three new funding programmes for arts organisations

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is offering funding opportunities under three new programmes which will open later this week.

Programme one: Rural Needs Small Grants Programme

Grants of up to £10,000 will be available.  This funding is designed to enable arts organisations to deliver arts programmes to rurally-based communities.  Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time up until Friday 17th January 2020, when the programme will close.

Programme two: New Commissioning Programme for Creative Innovation

Grants of up to £20,000 will be available to arts organisations to support the commissioning of new, creative work. Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time up until Friday 17th January 2020, when the programme will close.

Programme three: Pilot Premium Payments Programme

Grants of up to £5,000 will be available. This pilot programme is designed to enable arts organisations to access support to assist Section 75 accessibility to their arts programming.  This is a rolling programme and expressions of interest can be submitted at any time up until Friday 13th March 2020, when the programme will close.

Thanks to investment from the Department for Communities, the programmes will offer support for arts organisations across Northern Ireland.

Arts organisations will be invited to make an expression of interest to the following programmes and full details will be released later this week at http://artscouncil-ni.org/funding/for-organisations

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