Our offices will be closed on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th April for the Easter holidays.

Have a lovely Easter break!

EastSide Arts are seeking a freelance Youth Programmer aged 18-25 to work with our Festival Director and wider team in an exciting new initiative to programme events by and for young people.

Launching its 11th programme in 2023, the EastSide Arts Festival showcases the best of the arts in east Belfast, from concerts and cabaret, to talks and tours. Our Youth Programmer will become an important addition to the 2023 festival team, offering insight and guidance on how to create events that get people excited, sell out venues, and makes their mark in the east.

EastSide Arts is seeking to appoint a consultant/ company to undertake cultural research and stakeholder engagement to understand the barriers to participation in the arts in east Belfast and to create an impact framework for the future.
EastSide Arts has recently been awarded funding from Paul Hamlyn Foundation to deliver the ‘Creative Citizens’ Programme. This 4 year programme aims to increase the engagement in and impact of arts and creativity across east Belfast by non-traditional arts audiences by increasing equity of access for everyone.
The annual EastSide Learning Reading Fair will take place on Friday 10th March, 1pm - 5pm at Skainos Centre.
Come along and join in on a day full of fun activities and learning. Some of the activities this year will include:
  • Giving Library – pick up a free book of your choice
  • Advice on Phonics & Literacy activities
  • Storytelling
  • Song & Rhyme
  • Story themed Arts & Crafts
  • Ipad animation station

EastSide Arts, part of EastSide Partnership, is delighted to have been awarded £317,000 funding from Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts Access and Participation Fund to support a new research and engagement programme in east Belfast entitled ‘Creative Citizens’.

Are you hearing these phrases often at home? "You don't understand!"..."I hate this house" ... "Leave me alone!"

EastSide Arts are currently seeking a number of passionate and experienced individuals to support their work as a leading arts organisation.

EastSide Arts contributes to the regeneration aims of EastSide Partnership with a vision of east Belfast as a thriving cultural hub; where the arts are valued, creativity is for everyone and people are connected with each other and the wider world. EastSide Arts strive to make east Belfast a better place through creativity and the arts.

Join EastSide Greenways this February for the annual Love Your Greenway programme, a week-long campaign, celebrating why we love the Connswater Communty Greenway.

There will be a range of events and activities taking place from Monday 13th - Sunday 19th February including: 

Free, weekly GCSE English and Maths revision classes will take place in Doyle Youth Club throughout February and March (see schedule below).
Resources, past papers and refreshments will be available.
If interested (and eligible, see below) please register by 12 noon, Friday 3rd Feb by email to:
We are currently seeking tenants for the Containers at C.S. Lewis Square.

The property offers a casual yet modern dining experience within repurposed shipping containers, overlooking C.S. Lewis Square at the heart of the Connswater Community and Comber Greenways. It is fully fitted for restaurant use including a range of high specification cooking equipment, excellent lighting, large floor to ceiling height glazed windows, wooden flooring, disabled toilet and outdoor seating.