Arts Council and British Council reaffirm commitment to showcasing Arts from NI internationally

The Arts Council and the British Council have announced a continuation of their joint commitment to developing and showcasing artistic excellence from NI on an international stage, up to 2024.

This vital strategic collaboration enables the Arts Council and the British Council to support artists and arts organisations from Northern Ireland to showcase their work with agencies, festivals and residencies internationally, including those in India, Germany, Paris and other areas of Europe and the UK. With challenges and pressures on artists in developing, showcasing and touring work as a result of Covid-19 and Brexit, this support is now more important than ever.

The partnership, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, has previously supported international showcasing activity, including:

  • Artist Development Fund
  • 2020 IPAY Showcase
  • 2020 Public Art in Qatar Forum
  • Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI) in Paris
  • WOMEX
  • Edinburgh International/Fringe Festivals
  • Jaipur Literature Festival & JLF Belfast
  • UK/Italy and UK/Australia Seasons
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