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ISLAND Arts is delighted to announce that the council is investing in Arts & Cultural delivery across the council area. Financial support for arts and cultural grants and in arts bursaries to develop and support local artists, arts organisations and companies working in the arts and cultural sector and a further investment co-funded by the Department for Communities, for city-based constituted community groups to develop their own arts and cultural events and festivals, all of which seek to develop our city as a cultural destination and place to live and work.

Awarded Grants 24/25 include:

Individual Artists

  • Clinton Kirkpatrick
  • Therese Gorman
  • Grainne Kielty 
  • Anushiya Sundaralingam 
  • Joe McStravick
  • Andrea McCullough- Alderdice

Arts Organisations

  • Lisnagarvey Operatic & Dramatic Society
  • Hillsborough Arts Society
  • Lagan Valley Patchwork Guild

Making Art in Communities (MAC)

  • Annahilt & Magherconluce Community Association
  • Parent Teacher Association, Friends' School Lisburn
  • Karma Kalakendram 
  • Drumlough Community Association
  • Hillhall Regeneraton Group
  • Ballymacash Regeneration Network
  •  (Dunbeg, Ashvale and Kilwarlin) DAK Community Group 
  • Live Life Social Enterprises
  • Stoneyford Community & Youth Association
  • Moneyreagh & District Community Association 
  • Ballymacash Neighbourhood Community Craft Group