New scheme aims to help Belfast arts groups develop

David McConnell, Arts Council, Bill Wolsey, managing director Beannchor, and Belfast councillor Donal Lyons at the launch of a new arts scheme

LARGE arts organisations in Belfast have been encouraged to apply for a new scheme aimed at helping them grow and adapt.

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council today launched their 'resilience programme' - an 18-month development project aimed at supporting arts groups in the city.

Organisations can benefit from one-to-one coaching, masterclasses and peer learning to help them develop. Some financial help may also be granted to successful applicants.

The project is open to arts groups which receive Arts Council annual funding and and Belfast City Council core multi-annual funding.   

Applications for the scheme will close on Friday August 31 at midday.

To apply visit

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