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 the comprehensive roundup of all the News, Events, Jobs, Opportunities, Training and Funding for the arts sector generally, and Community Arts in particular, in Northern Ireland. All items in The Weekly are tagged to the council area in which they occur, so you can see at a glance what’s on in your area.

If you want to have your information included in The Weekly, contact – the deadline is 3pm each Tuesday.

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

Welcome to The Monthly, Community Arts Partnership’s online arts sector magazine

The Monthly is a place for informed opinions and analysis of ideas, issues and news items from across the arts sector – with an emphasis on the issues affecting community arts – in Northern Ireland. The 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 comes in three editions:

  • Community Arts
  • Dance
  • Poetry and Spoken Word

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

Email or phone +44(0)2890923493

This is your newly improved, free service to make creative connections.

It’s your shop window, your opportunity to say something about yourself and what you do. You can keep your contact details updated, renew your c.v., upload social media and web links and make connections.

So whether you’re:

  • An arts organisation, a funder, a council or commissioning organisation looking to establish projects and programmes or offer funding opportunities;
  • a community centre, association or group on the lookout for ideas and projects or
  • an artist looking to engage with groups and organisations across the country.

Sign Up and Get Creative!

Tip: If your profile is incomplete, or contains minimal information, images etc., you’ll be less likely to get attention.

contact us at: and we get back to you promptly

For help with the Directory, logging in or editing your profile, please go HERE.

Get creative in the Arts Resource Centre

  Welcome to Belfast’s newest cradle of creativity.

It has been Community Arts Partnership’s long-held intention to develop a dedicated multi-purpose community arts centre in heart of Belfast city centre. Since 2003, CAP and others have sought the development of a physical space, where the additional benefits of concentrating and clustering creative and socially-economic activity can multiply the capacity of the organisation and see more significant and crucially sustainable creative development emerge.

Situated on 7 Donegall Street Place (BT1 2FN, Belfast) The ARC is here to provide facilities and support for artists and organisations throughout Northern Ireland. We have 3 rooms available for hire:

Performance Cafe & Conference room

Arts & Crafts Workshop room

Geoff Harden music studios

We encourage all aspects of creativity by offering:

Spaces for small or larger events

HD projector and sound system

Disability access

Special hire rates for community groups and charities

Hot and cold food can be supplied

Free of charge evening car parking

artist forms link
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