New £900k fund from @ArtsCouncil and Belfast City Council to bring 3 years of exciting arts and heritage projects (@Cre8tiveBelfast)

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Belfast Council is investing £900,000 in the Creative and Cultural Belfast project along with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

This programme will give everyone in Belfast the opportunity to be inspired by our rich cultural life.

A short animated film to let you know about the programme and how to get involved.

What are the first projects?

The first four big, bold, creative projects to be funded as part of Creative and Cultural Belfast have now been announced. They are:

Abhainn bheo na Fearsaide (The Living River Farset)

The River Farset gave Belfast its name, but today, it has largely been built over and forgotten. A partnership between Cultúrlann and Spectrum Centre, Abhainn bheo na Fearsaide will return the Farset to the heart of Belfast through creative workshops, heritage digs and public art.


In 2015, Replay Theatre Company will bring the world’s first BabyDay to Belfast. It will decorate the city with playful art and fill the streets with families, much like on Culture Night – but for babies. 

Draw Down the Walls 2015

Golden Thread Gallery is commissioning a new visual arts project. We know it will be created by an internationally renowned artist, but all the other exciting details are still to be revealed as the project will be informed by its community participants every step of the way.

Nine Nights

ArtsEkta’s Nine Nights will be an outdoor theatre spectacle. Working in partnership with Walk the Plank, producers of the Derry-Londonderry City of Culture event the Return of Colmcille, Nine Nights will combine music, dance and pyrotechnics, retelling centuries-old Hindu folklore as a thrilling, contemporary Belfast celebration.


Get involved


To register for regular programme updates, email


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