About

EastSide Arts is a wholly owned subsidiary of EastSide Partnership, a regeneration organisation that has been working in east Belfast for more than twenty years.

Our Mission - 

Inspire EastSide residents and visitors by celebrating east Belfast, nurturing creative talent and delivering excellent programmes and events.
 
Our Aims - 
  • Ensure the sustainability and relevance of EastSide Arts
  • Develop and nurture creative talent
  • Deliver excellent, inspirational events and programmes
  • Collaborate with local communities to widen and diversify accessibility to the arts
  • Celebrate the culture and heritage of east Belfast
Our Values - 
  • Be ambitious
  • Work inclusively and collaboratively
  • Be creative and passionate
  • Strive for excellence
  • Nurture growth and regeneration
  • Take risks, be provocative
  • Be relevant
 
The EastSide Arts Board consists of: 
  • David Alderdice (Chair), Director, British Council NI
  • Julie Andrews, CEO, Linen Hall Library
  • Rachael Davison, Walkway Community Centre Manager
  • Rosheen Heath, Community Worker, Short Strand
  • Maurice Kinkead, CEO, EastSide Partnership
  • Mimi Turtle, CEO, Strand Arts Centre
  • Finn Kennedy, Artist 
  • Kim Lenaghan, Broadcaster