Eastside Award for Contribution to the Arts

Entries were invited from individuals or groups involved in the promotion and provision of the Arts in the East Belfast area that contribute to greater involvement in Arts related activities and/or the pursuit of excellence in the Arts.

We are grateful to Millar McCall Wylie for sponsoring this award.

The finalists for the Eastside Award for Contribution to the Arts were:

  • ArtisAnn Gallery
  • Creative Exchange
  • Strand Arts Centre
Winner: 
Strand Arts Centre

The judges felt that The Strand has an impressive reach within the community and excellent outreach beyond its traditional use. The organisation has excellent long term plans to bring the Strand into new mixed use, reflecting its genuine commitment to the East of the City and its local community, while preserving its elegant past but bringing it well beyond the remit of a movie house. The judges also commended its spirit of collaboration, enterprise and building talent in the area.