Campaign Supporters

Listed here are some of the organisations and individuals who are supporting the ArtsMatterNI campaign.

Aisling Ghear/Culturlann – Cultúrlann celebrate our cultural traditions and foster them through classes, workshops and performance.

An Droichead – Is eagraíocht Gaeilge muid a chuireann teanga agus cultúr na nGael chun cinn trí oideachas, ealaín, seirbhísí teaghlaigh agus pobail, agus obair fhor-rochtana. An Droichead is an Irish language organisation that promotes the development of Irish language and culture through education, arts, family & community services, and outreach work.

Arts and Business NI – Arts & Business NI knows that when business and the arts work together in truly mutual partnership, both become stronger with the results benefiting our society in far reaching and tangible ways.

Arts and Disability Forum – Developing and promoting disabled and deaf artists

Arts Ekta – Arts Ekta aims to help shape an inclusive society by promoting dialogue and interaction between different cultures and communities living in Northern Ireland

Belfast Community Circus School – Belfast Community Circus commits to “Transform lives and communities through the power of circus arts and street theatre”.

Belfast Film Festival – The Belfast Film Festival began in 1995 as part of Féile An Phobail and has developed hand in hand with the evolving culture of film patronage and filmmaking in the city.

Big Telly Theatre Company – Big Telly is the longest established professional theatre company in Northern Ireland and is a recognised charity.

Black Box – The Black Box is housed in a Grade II listed building on Hill Street in the Historical Cathedral Quarter of Belfast, originally constructed c. 1850 and converted into its current usage as an arts venue in 2006.

Community Arts Partnership – Community Arts Partnership takes the lead in the promotion, development and delivery of community arts practice in Northern Ireland.

Craft Northern Ireland – Craft Northern Ireland, is the sector-lead body for the promotion and development of the design-led contemporary craft industry in Northern Ireland.

CRAIC – The Craic Theatre and Arts Centre is dedicated to providing quality live theatre productions, music events and the promotion of the arts in all its forms.

Crescent Arts Centre – The Crescent is a diverse community arts centre which has served the population of Belfast and beyond with a wide range of arts and cultural activities for over 30 years.

Dance Resource Base – Dance Resource Base provide practical facilities, resources and services for those involved in dance and advocate to raise the profile of the art form.

Downey P Spanner

DU Dance – DU Dance (NI) is a professional dance development company based in Belfast and working across the island of Ireland, the UK and internationally.

Green Shoot Productions
greenshootproductions.orgGreen Shoot Productions is dedicated to commissioning and producing new writing for the stage to the highest possible standards.

Guildhall Press – Guildhall Press is a constituted non profit quasi-charity organisation whose primary objective is the creation, development and promotion of the literary and visual arts from a community perspective.

Josephine Conlon – Josephine Conlon is the proprietor of Belfast Energy Therapists.

Kabosh Theatre – Founded in 1994, Kabosh is committed to challenging the notion of what theatre is and where it takes place.

Kids in Control – Kids in Control is a professional theatre company that values children and young people of all abilities and backgrounds without discrimination, recourse to selection procedures or auditions.

Lyric Theatre – The Lyric Theatre in Belfast makes a unique and vital contribution to the community as the only full-time producing theatre in Northern Ireland.

Mike Corcoran

TheatreNI & – TheatreNI, a merger of The Northern Ireland Theatre Association (NITA) and the Ulster Association of Youth Drama (UAYD).

Open Arts Crescent – The mission of Open Arts is to engage with disabled people in delivering high quality activities and events across a range of art forms.

PLACE – PLACE is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the making of great places across Northern Ireland.

Prime Cut Productions Theatre Company – Prime Cut Productions is at the forefront of contemporary international theatre across the island of Ireland.

Replay Theatre Company  – Based in Northern Ireland, Replay Theatre Company makes innovative, quality work for everyone under the age of 19.

Royal Ulster Academy of Arts – The Royal Ulster Academy is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland.

Sole Purpose Productions
www.solepurpose.orgSole Purpose Productions exists to use the discourse of imagination to investigate and illuminate social and public issues.

Stendhal Festival of Art – Our vision is to drive growth in arts participation and the many beneficial outcomes this can bring to individuals and communities.

Terra Nova Productions – Terra Nova Productions is Northern Ireland’s only professional theatre company to place intercultural work at the core of what we do.

The John Hewitt Society – The mission of The John Hewitt Society is: to promote literature, arts, and culture inspired by the ideals and ideas of the poet John Hewitt.

Tinder Box Theatre Company – Tinderbox is dedicated to new writing for the theatre, the playwrights who create it, and the artistic environment in which its work takes place.

Ulster Orchestra – To enrich people’s lives regionally, nationally and internationally through excellence in performance, education and community engagement, and creative collaborations across the arts.

Voluntary Arts Ireland – Voluntary Arts works to promote and increase active participation in cultural activities across the UK and Republic of Ireland.


Campaign Signatories

Accidental Theatre


Belfast Exposed

Culture Night Belfast / Seed head &

Golden Thread

Grand Opera


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