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Culture funding

  • Cultural Multi-Annual Grants

    Applications for funding are currently closed.

    Our Cultural Multi-Annual Grants scheme includes two funding strands:

    • festivals and events organisations with an audience of more than 10,000
    • arts and heritage organisations with a year-round programme of activity

    There are two tiers of funding available under each strand – a two-year grant and a four-year grant. Cultural activity can include arts, heritage, architecture, sport, food, language, customs, traditions and ideas.

    The two-year funding tiers are due to open in autumn 2021.

  • Grants awarded to arts organisations in 2020

    We invested in 38 grants to support not for profit arts and heritage organisations in Belfast. These grants support cultural activity from 1 April 2020. ANCHOR grants are for four years (2020 - 2024). We awarded ANCHOR grants to the nine organisations in this table.

    Organisation Web
    Crescent Arts Centre Crescent Arts (link opens in new window)
    Ulster Orchestra Society Ltd Ulster Orchestra (link opens in new window)
    The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre) The Mac Live (link opens in new window)
    Duncairn Arts Centre The Duncairn (link opens in new window)

    Oh Yeah Music Centre

    Oh Yeah Belfast (link opens in new window)
    Lyric Theatre (NI) Lyric Theatre (link opens in new window)
    Belfast Community Circus School Ltd Belfast Circus (link opens in new window)
    Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich Culturlann (link opens in new window)
    The Black Box Trust Black Box Belfast (link opens in new window)



    ENABLE grants are for two years (2020 - 2022). We awarded ENABLE grants to the 29 organisations in this table.

    Organisation Web
    Strand Arts Centre Strand Arts Centre (link opens in new window)
    Maiden Voyage Dance (NI) Ltd Maiden Voyage Dance (link opens in new window)
    The Nerve Centre (Nerve Belfast) Nerve Belfast (link opens in new window)
    Kids in Control (KIC) Kids in Control (link opens in new window)
    Community Arts Partnership CAP Arts Centre (link opens in new window)
    Photo Works North / Source Magazine Source (link opens in new window)
    Belfast Exposed Belfast Exposed (link opens in new window)
    Replay Theatre Company Replay Theatre Co (link opens in new window)
    Prime Cut Productions Prime Cut Productions (link opens in new window)
    Kabosh Theatre Company Kabosh (link opens in new window)
    Ulster Architectural Heritage Society Ulster Architectural Heritage (link opens in new window)
    Dumbworld Dumbworld (link opens in new window)
    Green Shoot Productions Green Shoot Productions (link opens in new window)
    Open Arts Open Arts NI (link opens in new window)
    Youth Action Northern Ireland Youth Action (link opens in new window)
    Bruiser Theatre Company  Bruiser Theatre Company  (link opens in new window)
    Tinderbox Theatre Company Tinderbox (link opens in new window)
    DU Dance DU Dance NI (link opens in new window)
    Streetwise Community Circus Streetwise Community Circus (link opens in new window)
    New Lodge Arts New Lodge Arts (link opens in new window)
    Northern Ireland Opera NI Opera (link opens in new window)
    Cumann Cultúrtha Mhic Reachtain  Mhic Reachtain (link opens in new window)
    Moving on Music Moving on Music (link opens in new window)
    WheelWorks Wheelworks (link opens in new window)
    Golden Thread Gallery Golden Thread Gallery (link opens in new window)
    Queen's Film Theatre Queen's Film Theatre (link opens in new window)
    An Droichead An Droichead (link opens in new window)
    Beat Carnival Beat Carnival (link opens in new window)
    Belfast Library (Linen Hall Library) Linen Hall Library (link opens in new window)

     


    If you would like information on recent funding awards, case studies of recipients or our guide on cultural funding, contact us by email: culture@belfastcity.gov.uk

  • Grants awarded to festivals and events in 2020

    We invested in 18 grants to support not-for-profit festivals and events in Belfast. These grants support cultural activity from 1 April 2020.  
     
    Imagine festivals and events grants are for four years (2020 - 2024). We awarded Imagine grants to the four organisations in this table. 
     

    Organisation Event or festival
    ArtsEkta Belfast Mela (link opens in new window)
    Féile an Phobail  Féile an Phobail August Festival (link opens in new window)
    Young at Art  Belfast Children’s Festival  (link opens in new window)
    NI Science Festival NI Science Festival (link opens in new window)

     

    Activate festivals and events grants are for two years (2020 - 2022). We awarded Activate grants to the 12 organisations in this table.

    Organisation Event or festival
    Belfast Film Festival Belfast Film Festival (link opens in new window
    Docs Ireland (link opens in new window)
    Belfast International Arts Festival Belfast International Arts Festival (link opens in new window)
    Belfast Photo Festival Belfast Photo Festival (link opens in new window)
    Cathedral Quarter Arts Trust Out to Lunch Festival (link opens in new window)
    Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival (link opens in new window)
    Cinemagic Cinemagic International Film & TV Festival (link opens in new window)
    Eastside Arts EastSide Arts Festival (link opens in new window)
    Féile an Phobail  Féile an Earraigh (link opens in new window)
    Festival of Fools   Festival of Fools (link opens in new window)
    Odyssey Trust  (link opens in new window) Friendship Four Ice Hockey Tournament 
    Outburst Queer Arts  Outburst Queer Arts Festival (link opens in new window)

    We awarded one-year grants to the organisations in this table.

    Organisation Event
    Belfast City Marathon Belfast City Marathon (link opens in new window)
    Cathedral Quarter Trust Culture Night and Day (link opens in new window)

     

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