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Cultural Hub

Arts for All operates a Cultural Hub within one of the most derelict parts of north Belfast, contributing to regeneration of the surrounding area through the arts. The building has a bold mural on the side of the building, marking it as a cultural space and improving the appearance of the road for residents and commuters travelling into Belfast city centre. The mural was developed by renowned street artists Jonny McKerr and Dermot McConaghy in September 2012.

The space is used by different groups and as workshop space for classes. It is currently a base for the programme: the port and docks of Belfast: imagined through textiles. The Cultural Hub is open to all regardless of religion, political background, gender, age or sexuality. The groound floor is accessible for people with disabilities.

Arts for All has an application pending with the Social Investment Fund to purchase the building and refurbish it, making it fully accessible for people with disabilities and greatly improving the facilities.

The Cultural Hub consists of:

  • The John Luke Gallery
  • Office space for 2-3 members of staff within the John Luke Gallery
  • Workshop space within the John Luke Gallery
  • Workshop and artists' space on the first floor
  • Design room for Arts for All mentees on the first floor
  • Artist in residence space on the second floor