Wednesday 3 June 2009

NI Funding Arts and Sports

Six Northern Ireland projects, which bring together arts and sports, have been selected by Legacy Trust UK (LTUK) to receive funding of £1.31million in the lead up the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI), will be responsible for the delivery of the funding to the project lead partners, coordinating the programme and ensuring that it provides a legacy beyond the Games in 2012.

The following six organisations have been selected to become project lead partners and coordinate each project:

  • Dance and Sport – Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company
  • Physical Theatre/Circus and Gymnastics – The BEAT Initiative
  • Music /Poetry and Sport – Ulster Orchestra
  • Children's Theatre and Children’s Sport – Bardic Educational Arts & Media
  • Visual Arts/Film and Sport – Northern Ireland Screen
  • Disability Arts and Sport – Open Arts

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