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About Flowerfield Arts Centre

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 Cultural Service of Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council - 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:

Concerts and Events:

Kevin Welch Plays GuitarFlowerfield Arts Centre provides an accessible, popular and engaging programme of concerts

These provide:
• 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

Visual Arts:

Hanging Committe in ActionFlowerfield Arts Centre is one of the leading local authority gallery spaces in Northern Ireland, promoting interesting and accessible exhibitions all year round.

The galleries:

  • Showcase local amateur artists
  • Present local undergraduate shows
  • Show contemporary painting, sculpture, crafts, printmaking, and digital media

Creative Learning:

CeramicsFlowerfield offers three terms a year of inspiring classes in a range of creative subjects.

The classes

  • Offer students the chance to develop their own creativity.
  • Offer High Quality and excellent value for money learning experiences
  • Embrace the creative industries through unique experiences in craft, film, music and new technology
  • Attract 1,100 enrolments per year with 45% subsidised (OAPs, UB40s, Students etc)

Craft Development:

Drying pots in the sunFlowerfield endeavours to develop creative crafts on the North Coast, with a special focus on Hot Crafts:

The facilities:

  • Offer showcase retail opportunities for contemporary creative crafts
  • Attract tourists and visitors
  • Contribute to local economic development
  • Support the creative industries

Additional information:

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 info@flowerfield.org

Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 1pm, Saturday. Flowerfield is also often open on
weekday evenings when creative classes are running in the centre please call us for details.
Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart, BT55 7HU
028 7083 1400, info@flowerfield.org