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Art, it’s all about coming together

Increasing health and wellbeing and providing a sense of place for everyone.

We believe it’s all about participation too, so whether you want to take part in an arts activity, get your school or community group involved in an arts programme – or even if you fancy volunteering – there really is something for everyone!

We offer funding to training opportunities, information on local grants and bursaries for amateur and professional artists and arts organisations, to develop their skills and explore ways of transferring those skills. We promote collaborative creative processes at grassroots level which enhance access and participation and strengthen the community’s sense of authorship and ownership.

To take advantage or our Community Ticketing and Transport Schemes and keep up to date with Community Arts activities, sign up to our Community E–Zine.  Please contact Lynda.

Grainne Kielty, Temporary Community Arts Officer

T: 02892 509512 or   grainne.kielty@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk


Caroline Reid, Community Arts & Outreach Officer

T: 02892 509507  or caroline.reid@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk


Lynda McCord, Arts Administration Assistant

T: 02892 509503 or lynda.mccord@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk



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Latest News


Last Call Out for Young Artist of the Year Award 2017

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Young Artist of the Year Award Deadline Extended to Fri 24 Mar 4pm

This award, now in its tenth year, takes the form of a financial award of up to £1000, to one local artist aged 16–25, to support arts projects, residencies or approved study, over and above full–time second or third level education.  The award may also cover the purchase of specialised equipment/materials or to cover travel and attendance at arts events outside of Northern Ireland. 


All art forms are eligible and past recipients have included a dancer, jewellery designer, and sculptor. Young artists must demonstrate sufficient artistic ability to carry out the project and must also have been born in, or be currently resident in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate high levels of individual achievement within their art form. Each application will be assessed individually. The benefits for arts development within Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area will also be assessed.

Please click here to download the Young Artist of the Year Award 2017 Application Form.

If you are interested in applying for this award and need further information, please contact Heather Bulfin, Arts Programme Assistant on 02892 509509 or E: heather.bulfin@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk  

Application deadline is Friday 24 March, 4pm.

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