What we do

Our vision is a valued and thriving arts and creative sector achieving their ambitions and fulfilling their potential.

Our Mission 

Arts & Business NI is a creative membership network bringing together cultural and commercial businesses, helping them grow stronger together through the power of partnership. We advocate for the value of arts, invest in innovation, and ensure that the NI arts and cultural sector has the confidence, capacity, and skills to achieve creative freedom through financial independence.

We've published our 2024-2027 strategic plan which maps out our vision, ambition and roadmap. As we look ahead to the future, we know that the arts will continue to play a vital role in the social and economic wellbeing of NI. Over the next three years, we look forward to realising our exciting ambitions for growth. We will build our networks, strengthen our members, advocate for the arts, invest in innovation, and ignite lasting partnerships. We will be a voice for creativity and for increased investment to our world class creative sector.

View A&B Strategy 2024-2027

Interested in seeing our work in action? Check out our Celebrating Creative Partnerships microsite, to see some case studies of the projects we support here.

Statutory Information

Arts & Business Northern Ireland a company limited by guarantee (NI609126) registered in Northern Ireland and one wholly-owned subsidiary company, Arts & Business Northern Ireland Services Limited. Arts & Business Northern Ireland is a registered charity (XT31864). VAT number 123 344 840.

The registered office is East Belfast Network Centre, 55 Templemore Avenue, Belfast, BT5 4FP.

Our Principal Funder

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) is the Principal Funder of Arts & Business Northern Ireland. ACNI is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. It provides the main support for artists and arts organisations, offering a broad range of funding opportunities through our exchequer and National Lottery funds.


Our Funders & Partners

Arts & Business NI is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.