BLOG 21st August 2023

Northern Ireland in 100 Stories: Resources

In July 2022, we began work on a fascinating project: Northern Ireland in 100 Stories. For the past year, we met with a total of 120 people from across all 11 council areas in Northern Ireland to find out what arts and culture means to their lives. As we near the end of the project, we wanted to gather in one place all the resources that came from it.

We have created a booklet, which features the stories of ten contributors from the project.

Northern Ireland in 100 Stories Booklet

Click here to read the digital booklet.

What is the value of arts and culture in Northern Ireland?

Click here to read our blog, which explore the key themes from the project.

Northern Ireland in 100 Stories Audience Snapshots

100 Stories Ards and North Down Borough

100 Stories Derry~Londonderry

100 Stories Mid and East Antrim

100 Stories Antrim and Newtownabbey

100 Stories Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon

100 Stories Newry, Mourne and Down

100 Stories Causeway Coast and Glens

100 Stories Belfast

100 Stories Lisburn and Castlereagh

100 Stories Mid Ulster

100 Stories Fermanagh and Omagh


As part of this project, we gathered a number of quotes from the people we spoke to. Because who could tell us how and why the arts matter better than the people who regularly take part and attend arts and culture? Not only does this list of quotes provide an authentic overview of the impact of arts and culture in Northern Ireland but they can also be used (for free!) for future funding applications.

We organised each quote by theme and by council area. There are two ways you can browse through them:

If you are using some of these quotes in your funding applications, you can add the following credit:

Northern Ireland in 100 stories, thrive

Northern Ireland in 100 stories is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Sarah Blake Knox

Client Programme Coordinator

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