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Northern Ireland artists are given chance to visit India

By Cate McCurry

Published 09/07/2016

Noirin McKinney
Noirin McKinney

The Arts Council is offering two artists from Northern Ireland the opportunity to travel to India as part of its funding scheme.

The two new international arts residencies are part of its Support for the Individual Artist Programme (SIAP), an annual initiative that offers funding to artists working across all art forms including visual art, dance, drama and music.

The Sanskriti Foundation residency in New Delhi and the Shruti Foundation Vedaaranya residency in Rajasthan offer NI artists the chance to collaborate with their peers in India.

Noirin McKinney, director of arts development at the Arts Council, said: SIAP is now open and we look forward to welcoming applications from artists across the region.

"In addition, the Arts Council will host a series of SIAP information clinics in Belfast and Portadown this July and August where Arts Council officers will provide guidance and advice on the application process."

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