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1 July 2012

NITA AGM and Board Nominations NITA has set the date for its 2012 AGM as the 20th Sept 2012 at 10.30am.  Further details will be sent out shortly in relation to venue and agenda.  Three members of the current NITA board will be finishing their term of service this year.  Notice for nominations to the NITA board will be sent in due course. 

Have Your Say in Belfast’s Cultural Future
Belfast City Council is seeking your views on its proposed Cultural Framework for Belfast 2012-15.  The council is encouraging anyone interested in culture, arts and heritage in Belfast to share their thoughts through a public consultation, running until Friday 31 August 2012... read more.

Energising Culture
Julie's Bicycle, in partnership with the national advisory body for theatres and NITA member, The Theatres Trust, has launched 'Energising Culture,' a guide to engage the UK's cultural leadership with the importance of planning a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for cultural buildings... read more.

 IUGTE Competition for Theatre Directors
The Shakespeare Performance Project is the international practical course - production of the performance at Lugansk Russian Drama Theatre. This is a wonderful chance to find collaborators and partners for future creative work, to improve skills and gain new experience of creative collaboration in a multicultural and multilingual theatre environment... read more.

Arts & Disability Awards Ireland 2012
The 2012 Arts & Disability Awards open on Wednesday 13 June 2012.  The grant scheme is for individual deaf or disabled artists and is managed by the Arts & Disability Forum on behalf of the two Arts Councils in the North and South of the island... read more.

 Funding for Projects Encouraging Active Lifestyles

 The 'Coca-Cola Thank You Fund' has launched a £103,000/€125,000 pot of money to fund voluntary and community groups promoting active lifestyles throughout the island of Ireland. The 'Coca-Cola Thank You Fund' is open for entries until 6 July 2012 and applications will be accepted online through The Fund has been developed to support innovative projects and initiatives that are helping people and communities adopt and enjoy more active lifestyles... read more.


  Belfast City Council Community Festivals Fund

The Council are now inviting applications to the Community Festivals Fund 2012/13. This fund is operated by Belfast City Council in partnership with the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and welcomes applications from community groups or community led partnerships. The community must play a strong part in the development and delivery of the festival. Grants of up to £10,000 are available... read more.

 East Belfast Arts Festival - Deadline for Programme Content
The East Belfast Arts Festival will be an annual festival of music, visual art, comedy, theatre, film, literature and heritage . Its purpose will be to celebrate the positive side of East Belfast and to share creativity, energy and passion through arts and entertainment... read more.


  One-Act Amateur Drama Festival A new One-Act Amateur Drama Festival will be taking place at The Playhouse (L'Derry) in November 2012 which will give local amateur and community drama groups a chance to share their experiences with other like minded groups. The festival is being organised by the City of Derry Drama Festival Committee in response to interest from amateur groups both in Derry and throughout Northern Ireland... read more.


  InterAct Youth Arts Festival 2012

 The 2012 InterAct Youth Arts Festival programme spearheaded by the Millennium Forum has been launched. Returning for its' fourth year, the InterAct programme will roll out in 12 venues in the North West from Monday 13th August to Sunday 19th August, presenting 20 free workshops, 4 special guest master classes and four film screenings... read more.

Enniskillen International Beckett Festival 23-27 August
HAPPY DAYS, the Enniskillen International Beckett Festival will take place 23 to 27 August 2012. HAPPY DAYS, based in Enniskillen at the heart of the beautiful Fermanagh Lakelands is the world's first annual Festival dedicated to Nobel Prize-winning writer, Samuel Beckett... read more.

Workshop Facilitators Wanted at Down Arts Centre
Down Arts Centre, based in the centre of Downpatrick, has an extensive all-year round programme of art classes and workshops for participants of all ages.  They would like to hear from workshop facilitators that are interested in running one day / weekend workshops at Down Arts Centre, in any art form. Classes can take place on any day of the week, and either daytime or evening, and for any age group... read more.  


  Volunteering Opportunities with Fringe Benefits Fringe Benefits are currently offering volunteering opportunities in production management as well as other important production team roles, including assistance with production administration, stage assistance, costumes, marketing, publicity and design... read more.


























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