Flowerfield Arts Centre is a unique arts facility on this island, focusing on participation and attracting 40,000 visits per year.
The centre’s mission statement is: ‘Making creative arts accessible for everyone’.
The centre – as part of the Arts Service for the Borough of Coleraine - strives to make this area the best place to live and work in Northern Ireland. We believe passionately that creative opportunity is vital to our quality of life - and will assist in building prosperity through the creative economy and tourism, as well as supporting social inclusion, community cohesion and wellbeing.
We deliver our objectives through four main areas of work:
Flowerfield Arts Centre provides an accessible, popular and engaging programme of concerts
• High quality experience for visitors and performers
• A number of opportunities for young musicians, including primary age children, to perform
• Support the creative industries through the best use of projection and sound equipment
• Support the development of creative talent by giving performance opportunities
Flowerfield Arts Centre is one of the leading local authority gallery spaces in Northern Ireland, promoting interesting and accessible exhibitions all year round.
Flowerfield offers three terms a year of inspiring classes in a range of creative subjects.
Flowerfield endeavours to develop creative crafts on the North Coast, with a special focus on Hot Crafts:
Flowerfield Arts Centre is the first, and considered by many to be the best Arts Centre in Northern Ireland. The refurbishment of the centre in 2004 cost slightly over £2M, with close to 75% grant aid. This refurbishment and extension brought the building to four times its original size and added exciting new facilities, including state of the art teaching spaces, dedicated art galleries and a new 150-seater auditorium.
Flowerfield has been used as a neutral venue for community consultations and meetings.
The centre attracts hundreds of room bookings which have wider community benefit, assist the local economy, facilitate various Council departments, allow discussion on disability issues etc.
In addition, the centre services the arts community and assists with arts-related information for the wider community - providing information, support and guidance with fundraising etc.
As always, if you’d like to know more about Flowerfield Arts Centre, get in touch with the centre staff on (028) 7083 1400, or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org