Mission, Vision and Values

Support, Promotion, and Advocacy for Community Arts

We will:

  • Fulfil a prominent advocacy role
  • Provide information services through our Weekly e-bulletin, Monthly magazine and staff
  • Disseminate information about community arts via other channels (including media, social media and publications)
  • Undertake major research projects investigating the provision and benefits of community arts
  • Provide opportunities for networking and sharing experiences through a programme of symposia
  • Offer funding surgeries
  • Offer work and professional development opportunities to artists
  • Signpost and provide direct support to individuals and organisations interested in becoming involved in community arts
  • Work in partnership with a variety of organisations to strengthen the sector

Access to Community Arts

We will:

  • Develop and deliver a wide range of high quality projects in a variety of art forms
  • Promote participation engaging a significant number of participants from different communities, and of different ages and abilities across N Ireland targeting those most marginalised
  • Grow audiences for community arts initiatives
  • Explore opportunities for the creation of a dedicated community arts centre in the Cathedral Quarter

Positive Change through Community Arts

We will:

  • promote dialogue and understanding between and across communities, and support personal development and social and economic regeneration through community arts

A Viable, Sustainable and Well-run Community Arts Organisation

We will:

  • maintain good governance
  • have a professional and motivated staff team
  • ensure relevant policies are in place
  • develop the organisation strategically


Our priorities are grouped under the following main areas:

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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.