About Us

EastSide Arts is an initiative by EastSide Partnership to develop, support and deliver a wide range of arts activity and creativity across East Belfast.

EastSide Arts wants to promote the arts, specifically to encourage appreciation for and active participation in community based arts (music, visual arts, comedy, theatre, film and literature) and to stimulate the artistic creativity of people in the area to produce performances and exhibitions of cultural and educational value.

We have developed the EastSide Arts brand under which we will promote an annual arts festival each summer, the EastSide Arts Festival,  the annual Woodstock R&B Festival, the C.S. Lewis Festival and we will also promote and support other arts activity including the exciting plans for the Strand Arts Centre.