Information & advice

ODC holds databases on arts and cultural organisations and organisations using arts/cultural activities. They also keep records of artists living and working in the area.

Officers are willing to give advice on a range of subjects - event management, funding opportunities, development strategies.


Strategy Development

ODC plays a part in developing national strategy for the arts through it's involvement in the Forum for Local Governement & the Arts, an organisaiton supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Each council nominates a councillor, an officer and a member of the Arts Committee to this body.

Annual Events

Omagh District Council Arts & Culture service organise a range of annual events and activites with a range of partners:

Omagh MidSummer Carnival

Strule Arts Centre Programme

Cultural Lecture Series

Benedict Kiely Literary Weekend

St Patrick's Day Event

Hallowe'en Event

Omagh District Council Arts & Cultural service also fund & assist with other annual events:

The Mid Ulster Festival of Amateur Drama
The Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival

New events are continuously being developed, and Omagh District Council aim to respond to needs for advice and funding as required.


The following bursaries are offered:

Irish Language Bursary Scheme

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