Leaders in Intercultural Arts Practice

ArtsEkta is established for the advancement of intercultural exchange and to promote ethnic arts to people from the north and south of Ireland regardless of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnic identity, political or religious opinion. ArtsEkta unites the statutory authorities, community and voluntary organisations and  citizens in a common effort to promote integration and inclusion.

Indian stilts production at Mela 2010

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Our Vision

To help shape an inclusive society by promoting dialogue and interaction between different cultures and communities living in Northern Ireland 

Our Mission 

To contribute to the development of intercultural relationships at the heart of the community through an innovative mix of arts and heritage led programmes and development schemes

Our Values

Inclusive: ArtsEkta ensures all its activities are open, flexible and welcoming to all cultures and sections of society;

Creative: ArtsEkta offers a unique and creative programme of activities which celebrates and showcases the diversity within our society;

Quality: ArtsEkta strives for excellence in all we do in order to provide high quality and effective leadership, and service to multiple sectors;

ArtsEkta’s board of directors, staff, artists and volunteers are committed to the ethos and vision of ArtsEkta

Governance & Accountability: ArtsEkta is committed to conducting its affairs based on the values of openness, transparency and honesty.