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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



Latest News

Latest News


Applications Now Open for Lisburn and Castlereagh City Councils Community Festivals Fund 2017/ 2018

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is pleased to announce the launch of its Community Festivals Fund for 2017/ 2018, jointly funded with the Department for Communities NI.

Adding a festive flourish at the launch celebrations are Councillor Tim Morrow, Chair of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee, 9 year old Daire and dynamic duo Jazzmin McClure and Christina Nelson.   

Established in recognition of the positive contribution that festivals can make to communities in increasing social cohesion, celebrating cultural identity and strengthening community relations as well to the local economy, properly governed community and voluntary organisations working within the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area are encouraged to apply for a minimum grant of £1,000 up to a maximum of £3,500 to deliver a Community Festival in their area.

Launching this year’s programme, Councillor Tim Morrow, the Chair of Leisure & Community Development Committee of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, said; “The City of Lisburn & Castlereagh has a rich, diverse heritage.  The Council’s Community Festivals Fund will only strengthen community participation.  The grant encourages projects which promote positive life changes while enabling our grass root communities to tell their local story as part of our city’s dynamic living culture.  I would encourage all interested groups to apply and to take advantage of the Council’s Community Festivals Grant and Information Evenings.”

How to apply

Online applications must be submitted at  www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk/community

Alternatively, groups can obtain a hard copy here and submit a hard copy of their application by contacting the Community Arts Office, ISLAND Arts Centre on  T: 028 92 509509 lynda.mccord@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk  or E:caroline.reid@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

Please click here to download grant information and criteria

Important dates:

  • Thur 13 April @ 4pm – Application Submission Deadline. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  • April & May – Grant Assessment.
  • June – Letters of Confirmation to Applicants.

If you are unable to attend one of the above Information Sessions you may obtain information on the grant process by contacting Caroline Reid, Community Arts & Outreach Officer or Lynda McCord, Arts Administration Assistant on: (t): 028 92 509509 or E:lynda.mccord@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk 

NB. The Community Festival Fund scheme is subject to availability of funds and therefore the scheme is competitive. Even if an application scores highly, the Council cannot guarantee all or any of the funding requested.

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