A coming of Age – The shared legacy of Community Arts Forum and New Belfast Community Arts Initiative

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“Community art is a process of harnessing the transformative power of original artistic expression and producing a range of outcomes: social, cultural and environmental. Looked at politically, socially, culturally and/or economically, community arts aim to establish and maximise inclusive ways of working, providing an opportunity for communities and their participants to continue to find ways to develop their own skills as artists and for artists to explore ways of transferring those skills. Through this process, community arts aim to maximise the access, participation, authorship and ownership in collective arts practice.”

This publication offers an insight into the context, development and formation of the Community Arts Partnership, the newly merged re-organisation of Community Arts Forum and New Belfast Community Arts Initiative.

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A coming of age was originally published in April 2011 and amended April 2017.

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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.