Welcome to ArtsEkta Online
ArtsEkta is Northern Ireland's Leading Ethnic Arts Organisation
ArtsEkta (Ekta means bonding/uniting in the Indian language) is a multi-award winning arts and cultural organisation that works to develop intercultural relationships at the heart of the community and is home to the Belfast Mela. We are dedicated to strengthening and deepening relationships between different cultures and communities through a series of exciting and inspiring cultural based programmes.
Attracting tens of thousands of people each year our events transform people and places through shared creative experiences. We create and produce the multi award winning Belfast Mela, which celebrates our cultural diversity.
We pioneer the region’s leading intercultural outreach programmes which create opportunities for direct engagement with hard to reach communities across the country. Our bespoke outreach programmes help to create access to participation in the arts and culture for everyone.
Across the organisation we encourage growth and learning by working with artists and creative practitioners to provide showcase, employment and professional development opportunities. Our programmes promote and support the development of cutting edge intercultural practice.