Re-Imaging Communities ProjectThe Re-Imaging Communities Project (established by the Shared Communities Consortium) aims to transform communities by improving their environment and reflect the positive changes in Belfast.
Sectarian murals, emblems, flags and graffiti will be replaced by positive images which reflect the community’s culture, as well as highlight and promote the social regeneration taking place in communities today.
ProjectsWe have received funding, from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, to deliver projects in communities covering north, south, east and west Belfast.
Phase 1 (July 2007 - July 2008)The Arts Council of Northern Ireland provided £24,000 of funding for feasibility studies which were carried out by the New Belfast Community Arts Initiative. These studies established agreement by key communities to have re-imaging projects carried out in their area.
Phase 2 (July 2008 - July 2009)The projects will be delivered by artists contracted by Belfast City Council. Artists will hold community workshops to create and design quality public art, along with the communities, to replace existing offensive murals and improve neglected areas identified in the feasibility studies.
Good relationsWe are committed to encouraging good relations as it helps to tackle visible signs of sectarianism and racism, as well as create a welcoming environment for everyone.
Re-imaging communities promotes sustainability as physical environments are transformed and civic leadership and pride are developed throughout the communities. They change and re-shape their perception along with the physical transformation of their areas.
Public art is an important contributor to the regeneration of neighbourhoods.
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