Community Arts Partnership is an independent advocate for community arts and offers the widest possible range of assistance and opportunity to get creative and engage in community-based arts activity.

Our mission is to take the lead in the promotion, development and delivery of community arts practice, to affect positive change.

Our vision is to see the emergence of a just, inclusive, peaceful and creative society, where difference is welcomed and participation is valued.

We have a two-fold approach to arts development: firstly, supporting access and participation by seeking to affect policy through advocacy and leadership and secondly, promoting authorship and ownership through the active engagement in projects and programmes.

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The Weekly is a comprehensive roundup of all the News in the Arts, Events, Jobs, Opportunities, Training and Funding news in Northern Ireland. All items in the Weekly are tagged to the region (council area) in which they occur so you can see at a glance what’s on in your area.

And don’t forget, subscribers get the Weekly in their inbox every week!

Welcome to the new Monthly from Community Arts Partnership.

The Monthly is a place for informed opinions and analysis of news items from across the arts sector – with an emphasis on the issues affecting community arts in Northern Ireland. This new Monthly editorial bulletin offers all of us in the community arts and indeed, the wider arts sector, an opportunity to reflect on what matters to us, our communities, our organisations and our participating client groups and individuals.

The Monthly is open for your contributions. If you would like to write an article or review an event, if you have an idea for something you would like the Monthly to cover please get in touch

Email or phone 02890923493

The Directory is your shop window, your opportunity to say something about yourself and what you do.

Whether an organisation, a community group, an arts practitioner or just somebody who wants to get involved with a particular skillset or a desire to contribute, the Directory is for you.

Simply sign up, enter your details and get started. Upload profile pictures, CVs, web addresses, and your information (new or requested features will be forthcoming).

For members who were previously on the CAPtabase you’re already members of the Directory … get your password reset below.

Member Password Reset   

It’s yet another FREE service from CAP designed to connect you to new creative opportunities. Sign up and get creative!

What’s going on in the ARC?

The ARC (Arts Resource Centre) is now open and ready for the art!

We’re here to provide facilities and support for artists and organisations throughout Northern Ireland.

The ARC is located in Donegall Street Place in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.

Currently we provide:

  • The Performance Café
  • workshop spaces
  • wet and dry room
  • venue
  • gallery space
  • and soon a recording studio.
artist forms link
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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.

Thanks to our funders for their continued support