Welcome to Belfast’s newest cradle of creativity

The ARC is CAP’s shared community arts resource centre in the heart of Belfast

It has been New Belfast Community Arts Initiative t/a 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.


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Community Arts Partnership believes that the creation of a multi-purpose community arts centre will considerably enhance the cultural life of the area, but it would also benefit communities, visitors and the city as a whole. Such development would:

  • develop cultural product within Northern Ireland
  • increase opportunities for participation in and access the arts, especially for the marginalised
  • increase opportunities to develop skills level within the workforce across all sectors, including the arts and creative industries
  • increase work opportunities in the arts
  • bring all sections of the community together through the arts
  • use the arts as a tool to assist in the regeneration of Belfast city and promote the city as a cultural tourist destination
  • significantly enhance the sustainability of Community Arts Partnership, the lead agency in the delivery of community arts in the region
  • offer a new, small scale, performance venue

The Arts Resource Centre, situated on 7 Donegall Street Place, Belfast, BT1 2FN, has currently on offer:

  • 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

Do you have an enquiry? Fill in the form below or email us at gabri@capartscentre.com.

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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.