Northern Ireland is a region with a rich cultural heritage. From Seamus Heaney to Snow Patrol, Liam Neeson to Game of Thrones, the artistic landscape in Northern Ireland is remarkable in its scope and success for a region of just 1.8 million people. The Northern Ireland Bureau is honored to be the custodian of bringing the cultural treasures of home to the shores of North America.

Ulster Museum
Ulster Museum

Key Objectives:

  • To promote Northern Irish artists and performers in the United States and Canada.
  • Identify and develop opportunities for learning through international exchanges.
  • Focus on events where Northern Irish artists and cultural elements can be highlighted.
  • Explore opportunities for promoting a non-stereotypical vision of Northern Ireland’s arts and culture.

Target Artistic Disciplines:

  • Theater, dance and the performing arts.
  • Film and creative industries.
  • Visual and applied arts.
  • Literature.
  • Music, both composition and performance.