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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 bursary for a two-week Studio Residency at Ballinglen Arts Foundation to work on their own creative practice OR a place on one of Ballinglen's Residency Workshops.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

Artist's Peer Critique sessions aimed at professional practicing artists and crafts people. The intention of these sessions is to create dialogue and openness between artistic peers and foster networking and continued peer support amongst artists.Read More

Start the year as you mean to go on at this fun, lively, social event with a twist.
This is a partnership project between Ards and North Down Borough Council and Visual Artists Ireland aimed at professional practicing artists and crafts people.Read More

This is a partnership project between Ards and North Down Borough Council and Visual Artists Ireland aimed at professional practicing artists and crafts people. This session will focus on preparing a business plan, setting goals, measuring progress, business tools, and cash flow forecasting.Read More

This session will demonstrate how to prepare digital image files looking at two distinct areas: file formatting and file storage/cataloguing. This is a partnership project between Ards and North Down Borough Council and Visual Artists Ireland aimed at professional practicing artists and crafts people.Read More

This session will explore techniques for creating coherent, intelligent group or solo exhibitions in non-traditional spaces. This is a partnership project between Ards and North Down Borough Council and Visual Artists Ireland aimed at professional practicing artists and crafts people.Read More

Artists and crafts people can book one-to-one individual 30 minute appointments to get specific support advice. This is a partnership project between Ards and North Down Borough Council and Visual Artists Ireland aimed at professional practicing artists and crafts people. 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

A unique opportunity for school children to explore interculturalism with Terra Nova, one of Northern Ireland's most exciting theatre companies.
Ages: 11+Read More

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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Workshops for local community groupsRead 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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