Arts Council awards £115,000 to fund community projects

Twenty arts projects have been awarded National Lottery funding totalling over £115,000 as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s National Lottery funded Small Grants funding programme. The money will be used to support arts initiatives in communities across Northern Ireland, including projects in Belfast, Armagh, Fermanagh, Derry/Londonderry, Fivemiletown, Rosetrevor and Rathfriland.

One of the organisations awarded funding is Ulster Touring Opera, which received £8,454 to support a new production of the Barber of Seville. Rehearsals for the Spring production will begin in January at the Marketplace Theatre in Armagh and Rosemary Street Church Hall in Belfast.

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.