Advice and Support

Whether you’re a would-be artist or a long established arts organisation CAP can provide you with all sorts of useful information and guidance on community arts.

Getting started in the arts

If you are new to the arts CAP can point you in the direction of community arts groups, arts events and career opportunities in your area.

For community and voluntary groups and arts organisations CAP can provide information and support on different aspects of project delivery from identifying and securing funding to recruiting artists to publicising your work.

Our website is regularly updated with the latest community arts news, training courses, jobs and funding opportunities.

We produce a weekly e-newsletter, the Weekly Click here to sign up.

Get in touch

If you can’t find the information you need or you require further help use our contact form to get in touch with us on Tel: 028 90923 493 or email

CAP is only a phone call or an email away. If you have an issue relating to your practice as a community artist, a locally based organisation or festival, or indeed, some other grouping that needs arts advice or support, just get in touch.

We offer you, as individual artists or community-based organisations, or indeed other groupings, advice and support in a range of areas:

Funding clinics

Funding clinics to support applicants / potential applicants to a range of funders (often in collaboration with the funders themselves).

General signposting and specialist advice

We offer active signposting to funding schemes and relevant organisations and agencies, encourage networking and engagement, and develop a new understanding of creative provision within the area of intercultural arts activity.

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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.