Arts and Business Northern Ireland

Arts and Business Northern Ireland

Arts & Business Northern Ireland (A&B NI), formerly known as the Association of Business Sponsorship of the Arts (ABSA), was set up in Northern Ireland in 1987 and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2012.

It was originally set up as part of Arts & Business Limited a UK wide creative network that advocates and facilitates creative partnerships between the private and cultural sectors.

In November 2011 A&B NI became an independent Northern Ireland company and charity but still maintains its strong links with Arts & Business in England, Scotand and Wales. Arts & Business Northern Ireland’s principal funder is the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI).