The Arts Council Northern Ireland has released data from its 2016/17 Annual Funding Survey. Top line results reveal another difficult year for the arts sector, which has been faced with a decline in income and a shift in employment patterns with more short-term/temporary contracts. Despite difficult financial conditions, arts organisations reported a rise in the number of people engaging in participatory arts activities and a rise in the number of relaxed performances offered to audiences.
Read key findings here:
Arts Council Annual Review 2016-17
The Arts Council’s review of the year in the arts in Northern Ireland, 2016-17, is now available to download. The Review highlights the accomplishments of artists and arts organisations throughout the year, supported by Arts Council and Lottery funding, reminding us all of the contribution that a rich creative environment makes to everyone’s lives in NI.
Download Annual Review here: