Arts Council announces £500,000 funding to support 73 rurally-based arts projects

Arts Council of Northern Ireland,
24 October 2022, Northern Ireland

73 Community groups, arts organisations and local authorities in rurally-based communities across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from the Arts Council’s new Rural Engagement Arts Programme (REAP) worth £500,000, which aims to provide an integrated, cohesive approach to the needs of rural communities as they emerge from the global Covid-19 pandemic, by tackling isolation and loneliness, and promoting social inclusion and wellbeing through participation in the arts.