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NI young people ‘inte-gr8’ through visual arts, dance and music

Young people from the Dungannon Youth Resource Centre in Co Tyrone, N.Ireland have received funding from the Arts Council Northern Ireland’s Intercultural Arts Programme which supports minority ethnic communities to access and participate in cultural and artistic activities.

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The Fostering Network and Booktrust NI join One City One Book 2013

As part of One City One Book 2013, a community reading initiative developed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Fostering Network has been gifted a donation of 30 books from the Arts Council. Copies of the One City One Book choice for 2013, All the Beggars Riding by local East Belfast author Lucy Caldwell, will be distributed by Booktrust NI and The Fostering Network this May for young people and their foster parents to keep, read and enjoy.

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The Arts Council of Northern Ireland awards money from The National Lottery, as well as Government funds. Their grants enable artists and arts organisations to deliver projects which contribute to the creation of a flourishing arts sector.

As well as supporting the development of new art projects, they also ensure that the arts are brought within the reach of everyone by funding work that encourages as many people as possible to engage in the full range of creative activities.

Since the introduction of National Lottery funding, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland has invested in improving the network of arts venues across the region, with the result that there is now a purpose-built arts facility within 20 miles of every citizen of Northern Ireland.

To find out more about the Arts Council of Northern Ireland visit their website.

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