Opportunities at the Community Arts Partnership

Community Arts Partnership would like to draw your attention to a range of opportunities in community arts across Northern Ireland.

Community Arts Partnership operate a very successful community arts programme for over 10 years across Belfast and now across the region. They are now programming work for the period August 2012 – March 2013 and inviting community groups and associations to apply for an opportunity to engage in professionally-facilitated, free-at-the-point-of-access projects in a range of artistic disciplines. From sculpture to fashion design, music to carnival arts, film to drama, creative writing to dance, they offer a range of artistic possibility, supported by their principal funder, the Arts Council of N Ireland.

In applying for this project, they ask you to tell them as fully as possible about what is going on within your group, your community and your area. This helps them build their balanced programme across the region but also gives them a basis to identify need and help then make the case for additional funding for future project work.

They have availability for groups supporting people with a disability or supporting older people on their Side by Side programme. They have opportunities for inter-community projects and are keen to support minority ethnic groups too. They have strong links with many other organisations and can signpost groups, whether their our programme or not, to other potential creative projects or arts opportunities.  

Whilst there are only 34 formal group places available on the community programme, they are developing new applications for project work all the time and indeed, they are looking at new research methods to engage groups across the region in creative activity. They are developing partnerships with other creative and support organisations, aiming at supporting community groups and associations to improve their access to and engagement in creative activity and community arts.

If you are interested, please fill in the consultation form and return to the address provided by

Friday 29 June no later than 5pm.

Due to limited places, they can offer no guarantees about inclusion on the programme. After their initial assessment, there will be some follow-up consultation for some groups to identify opportunities.