Household has launched UPHOLD, a not-for-profit online platform promoting and selling work by contemporary artists in Northern Ireland.

UPHOLD was developed in response to the pandemic and the impact it has had on the visual arts sector in NI. It acknowledges the vibrant spectrum of visual artists based in the region and addresses the lack of commercial opportunity for contemporary artists here. As a not-for-profit enterprise, when you buy a piece of artwork from UPHOLD you are investing directly in the artists. The artists represented have developed strong, engaging, and evolving practices and have a history of exhibiting nationally and internationally.


UPHOLD is supported by Arts Council / DfC Emergency Covid-19 funding.

IMAGE: Piggery, Jill Quigley
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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.