Funders and Sponsors
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
ACNI is the main support for arts organisations and artists in Northern Ireland, offering a broad range of funding opportunities.
Garfield Weston Foundation
The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded grant-making trust that supports great charities of all sizes across the UK.
Esmé Mitchell Trust
The Esmé Mitchell Trust have awarded grants to NI Opera for several years, with a current funding focus on The Glenarm Festival of Voice.
Belfast Buildings Trust
During 2020/21 NI Opera have received support from the Belfast Buildings Trust who have facilitated access for us to use the Carlisle Memorial Church as a film location and opera venue.
Tourism Ireland provided funding to NI Opera to help produce a behind the scenes film for our Northern Songs series, which will be released later in 2021.
The Priests Charitable Trust
In 2021 The Priests Charitable Trust have sponsored a new Song Prize to be awarded to the best performance of an Irish Song at the Glenarm Festival of Voice.