Funding and Support

Open Arts is principally funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland


Open Arts receives Belfast City Council Tourism, Culture and Arts Multi-Annual Funding.


We also receive funding from various other funders for our projects:

Our music programme for children & young people is supported by:

Supported by Children in Need Logo

Our collaborative and development work across our core programme is supported by:


Our Arts & Older People’s project, Words of Wisdom, is supported by:


We receive support from St Anne’s Cathedral, annual Dean’s Sit Out/Black Santa Appeal, which helps us to engage access assistants in our core programme.


Private Donations

You can show your support for Open Arts by texting: OART21 (with no spaces) followed by your donation choice, remembering to put the £ (pound sign) before your figure e.g. £1, £2, etc to 70070.

This facility was set up in 2014 by board member Andrea Hope as a way to sponsor her 8 mile marathon walk with guide dog Zeta Vale to raise funds for Open Arts, and it remains open as an easy way to donate to our organisation.

So to donate £5: text ‘OART21 £5′ to 70070.

If you wish to make a more substantial donation, please contact CEO Eileen Branagh.