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In line with the latest Executive guidance, North Down Museum and Ards Art Centre will reopen to visitors on Tuesday 25 May.

Both buildings have been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ mark, the UK-wide industry standard, managed locally by Tourism Northern Ireland, which signifies that we have implemented the appropriate procedures and health and safety measures, in line with government and industry guidelines, to ensure the safety of staff and visitors. 

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Arts Bursaries Now Open for Application

Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Brooks and Louise Ledger.


Artists from the borough of Ards and North Down could benefit from three specialist bursaries aimed at inspiring their creativity and enhancing their skills.

The three bursaries are being funded by Ards and North Down Borough Council, cover art in all its forms from visual art and crafts, to music and literature. The bursaries provide an opportunity for residents to attend one of three renowned residencies to the John Hewitt International Summer School, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, or Tyrone Guthrie Centre.