Connecting Creativity with Community

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Community Arts Partnership’s Chief Executive – Conor Shields’ CAPtain’s Blog – “Austerity and Sustainability”

"...a BBC reporter told me not to use the term “austerity” and to use another term... now, the reality of austerity is on everybody’s lips and the compounding effects of cuts are being felt across all sectors..."

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CAP’s Chief Executive Conor Shields’ presentation – “What does sustainability for community arts mean?”

This presentation was delivered to participants at CAP's workshop seminar on Monday 22nd June an introduction to considerations and processes around possible avenues to increase sustainability.



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This is Me project – PIM (Community) Project – Enniskillen showcase

Eyespeak's film "The Appointment" raises awareness around the issues faced by those with visual impairments.


Community Arts Partnership – “This is Me” Project – Accolade – an ‘All Communities Art Communication’

Accolade’s inter-cultural work is conducted through music. Accolade currently has 2 choirs – one in Banbridge and one in Newry and there is also an Accolade Orchestra. They have produced a short promotional film about the group's work.


Connecting Creativity and Community

Community Arts Partnership takes the lead in the promotion, development and delivery of community arts practice in Northern Ireland. We are an independent advocate for community arts and offer the widest possible range of assistance and opportunity to get creative and engage in community-based arts activity.

Our mission is to take the lead in the promotion, development and delivery of community arts practice, to affect positive change.

Our vision is to see the emergence of a just, inclusive, peaceful and creative society, where difference is welcomed and participation is valued.

We have a two-fold approach to arts development: firstly, supporting access and participation by seeking to affect policy through advocacy and leadership and secondly, promoting authorship and ownership through the active engagement in projects and programmes.