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New Funding

Arts for All receives good funding news

Arts for All is delighted to announce that it has received core funding from two key strategic sources:

  • Arts Council of Northern Ireland (£56,758 for 2013-2014)
  • Belfast City Council (£30,000 over three years)

This will greatly help the organisation to become more secure and financially sustainable, allowing it to deliver quality programmes across north Belfast, helping to promote community development, regeneration and capacity building through community arts.

New programmes

With funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI), Arts for All is starting several new programmes with community groups during the summer term. This includes:

  • First Step Drop in Centre: street art classes with a group of 13-15 year olds, painting a wall in the Centre
  • Ardoyne Youth Club and Woodvale Community Centre: flash mob dance project
  • Dean Clarke Foundation: street art sessions, painting a section of the peace wall on Halliday’s Road
  • Currie Primary School parent’s group: FAST (Family & School Together): crafts
  • Bunscoil Bheann Mhadagain: puppet workshops
  • Duncairn Community Centre Young Ambassador’s Programme: street art workshops – painting a wall in the community garden
  • Photography workshops: workshops designed to train local young people in photography. Participants will act as official photographers of the Edward Carson Summer School and other workshops when appropriate
  • Clifton House Nursing Home - Arts and crafts with older people

In addition, Arts for All will deliver three programmes through its Developing Communities strand, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin. These programmes are:

  • Highfield Community Centre: creative writing programme looking at the history of the Highfield Estate
  • Tiger’s Bay History Society: this group will paint a mural opposite the community garden commemorating 67 people from Hogarth Street who lost their lives during the Belfast Blitz
  • Woodvale Community Centre: an older people’s group within the Centre will explore local history through painting

Arts for All is also in the early stages of planning a project exploring the history of the HMS Caroline as part of the Developing Communities project.

Arts for All is about to commence a series of history workshops focused on the historical figure Edward Carson. These workshops will inform the script and the summer school, due to take place during July and August 2013. The summer school will also develop several scenes from the seminal play about the Battle of the Somme: Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme.

Contact Arts for All on: 028 9075 2134 if you are interested in working with us to deliver arts projects.