Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (Irish: ''Comhairle Eala√≠on Thuaisceart √Čireann'', Ulster-Scots: ''Airts Cooncil o Norlin Airlan'') is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. It was founded in 1964, as a successor to the Committee for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA).

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 Linen Hill House, 23 Linenhall Street, Lisburn. Organisationally it is a non-departmental public body of the Department for Communities. Provided by Wikipedia

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