Making Arts and Creativity Irresistible

Hothouse Flowers

Ciaran Lavery

The NIght Institute presents EastSide Electronics

Our VISION

EastSide Arts is proud to be part of the EastSide Partnership, a regeneration charity that has been delivering a range of projects that ‘make east Belfast a better place’ for the last 25 years.

At EastSide Arts we have a vision of east Belfast as a thriving cultural hub; where the arts are valued, creativity is for everyone and people are connected with each other and the wider world. We strive to make east Belfast a better place through creativity and the arts.  

From 2021 – 2024 our work focusses on three themes: CONNECT, CREATE, CELEBRATE

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EASTSIDE Arts Festival

The EastSide Arts Festival takes place in multiple venues across east Belfast every August. The 11-day festival celebrates the artists, past and present, that call east Belfast home, and the vibrant creative and cultural heritage of this part of the city. We warmly invite you to come and explore the east, it might surprise you!

Community Arts

EastSide Arts is committed to developing arts and creativity in east Belfast by providing local and accessible opportunities for everyone and supporting local and emerging artists. We offer an exciting year round programme in collaboration with a wide variety of groups and organisations and are always available for creative advice and support.

Get Involved

Our dedicated volunteers are vital members of our team, year-round, and the face of our annual EastSide Arts Festival. With roles in front of house, workshop assistance, project support, ushering, ticketing and the odd set build, volunteering with EastSide Arts is a varied and rewarding role for people from all walks of life.

What's On

Forever…The ABBA Tribute
Fifes & Fusion
Sold Out
Big Kid’s Society – Print & Pudding
ASTRL FIBRES:  Macramania Workshops For Young People: Make a Mini Macramé Plant Hanger
Hothouse Flowers
Eithne The Adventurer Storytelling & Safari Hat Workshop!
Material, Craft and Community
ASTRL FIBRES: Macramania Workshops For Young People: Make a Macramé Tassel Keychain
Let’s Celebrate
Lands In Between – An Exhibition by Kwok L Tsui and Ben Malcolmson

Latest News

56 June 2022

EASTSIDE ARTS FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ITS 10th BIRTHDAY
EastSide Arts Festival celebrates its 10th birthday this summer, 4th–14th August and everyone is invited!

05 May 2022

Production & Admin Assistant
We are delighted, through the Start Programme, to be able to offer one person the opportunity to join our team as Production & Admin Assistant for EastSide Arts.

00 October 2021

C.S. LEWIS FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED
EastSide Partnership is delighted to announce that the ninth C.S. Lewis Festival will take place at various locations across east Belfast from 18 – 22 November 2021.
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