Community Arts Partnership is the re-organised merger of New Belfast Community Arts Initiative and Community Arts Forum, and it builds on the success of these two leading community arts organisations.
New Belfast supported community development through the arts for over a decade. The organisation had a track record of working with communities to develop and run inspiring arts projects, mainly focusing its work in the greater Belfast area. As Community Arts Partnership we continue to deliver arts projects, and have now extended our arts provision across Northern Ireland.
Community Arts Forum was the umbrella body for community arts in Northern Ireland and led a significant growth of the sector for almost twenty years. CAF strived to provide greater access to community arts to individuals and communities through various initiatives – support to develop community arts programmes, training in community arts, information and research about community arts, and advocacy for the sector. Community Arts Partnership has now taken over these areas of work, which combined with project delivery allows the organisation to offer a comprehensive range of services to support community arts across Northern Ireland and indeed beyond.