Professional development

We recognise the devastating impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on our creative practitioners and we are committed to supporting the recovery of the sector. We are working to bring you continued professional development support in response to the needs of the sector.

Bespoke training for creative practitioners

At Ards and North Down Borough Council we’re committed to supporting our resident artists and local arts organisations in a variety of ways.

Not only do we offer grants and bursaries, we also provide high-quality training to equip individual artists and arts organisations across all genres with useful skills to support their careers.

Developed in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland and Arts & Business NI, our Professional Development programme delivers practical sessions specially designed to reflect the needs of our local arts sector. 

All sessions are also subsidised to make them as accessible as possible.

Upcoming Professional Development Classes

We do not have any professional development classes currently available.

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