Strand Outreach 2016

Thanks to a grant of £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme, budding filmmakers and animators had the opportunity to hone their craft this summer. Strand Arts Centre, along with creative industry specialists Giga Training, delivered development programmes in animation, DJing and film making to a range of community groups in East Belfast over the summer of 2016 including Knocknagoney Youth Club and Inner East Youth Club.

The programmes were for ages 14+ and were designed to reflect many aspects of the film making process, from interpreting a client brief to script writing, storyboarding, filming and editing. Each participant learned the skills required for each stage of production and took on a number of roles within the filmmaking team to create their own unique set of edited films which were screened at a gala event at the Strand Arts Centre.

Strand Arts Centre aims to promote the arts, culture and heritage by:

  • Establishing and managing an arts centre as a cultural and social amenity
  • Organising promoting and presenting concerts, performances and events
  • Providing community and arts programmes to meet the needs of the whole community
  • Maintaining, repairing and preserving a building – the Strand cinema in Belfast – of architectural and historical interest
  • Providing facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and other leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life of members of the public
  • Advancing education in the appreciation and practice of the arts including the arts of cinema, dance, drama, literature and performing, participatory and visual arts generally
  • Promoting such other charitable purpose as may from time to time be determined

Our Vision

The Strand Arts Centre’s strategy involves the wholesale refurbishment of the building to modernise through-out providing high specification performing arts space including a drama/dance studio, 3 workshop rooms and 2 theatres as well as a cafe, bar/restaurant and gallery space.