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​