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 1 The Sidings, Antrim Road, Lisburn. Organisationally it is a non-departmental public body of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.
The following funding schemes are provided by the Arts Council to organisations in Northern Ireland. Programmes are open at specific times during the year and the programme availability is subject to change.
Music Touring Small Grants Programme Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging Communities Annual Funding Programme Arts and Older People programme funding Public Art Funding Capacity Building Intercultural Arts Programme funding Project Funding Musical Instruments for Bands Equipment and Minor Refurbishments
The following funding programmes are open to individual artists at specific times during the calendar year. Dates are subject to change.