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Belfast Visual Arts

With its wealth of world-class artists and venues, Belfast is fast-becoming recognised internationally for its visual arts scene.

The city boasts a broad diversity of visual art mediums ranging from painting, film and photography to sculpture, craft and printing.

Belfast hosted over 800 visual arts activities in 2016 - 65 per cent of all visual arts activities in Northern Ireland.

Belfast Art Map

Information on Belfast’s broad visual arts offering and locations are available at www.belfastartmap.com

Belfast Visual Arts Forum

The Belfast Visual Arts Forum was established in 2014 to promote and celebrate Belfast as "a city where visual arts can be embraced and enjoyed by all".

The Forum and its action plan is driven by members of the visual arts in Belfast.  There are currently over 60 members with a broad range of interests plus key stakeholders, including us, Visual Artists Ireland, Audiences NI and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. It meets bi-monthly to share information and discuss strategic and citywide issues.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Belfast Visual Arts Forum, or would simply like more information, please contact us at culture@belfastcity.gov.uk

You can also follow the Forum on Twitter @BelfastVisualArtsForum and Facebook www.facebook.com/BelfastVisualArtsForum

Campaign to raise the profile of our visual arts

In May 2017 we launched a campaign to put our visual arts scene in the spotlight in partnership with the Visual Arts Forum. 

To get involved in the campaign, or to find out more, use the hashtag #BelfastVisualArts.


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