Sectoral Development

Energising, Reinforcing Alliances & Building Solidarity

The delivery of ArtsEkta’s programme of work is based upon the principles of leadership, colloboration and partnership working. We work with our partners across the community, voluntary, arts, tourism and corporate sectors to assist with the development of sustainable community, cultural and arts infrastructures throughout Northern Ireland.

We are committed to development through organisational learning, sharing knowledge and skills, creating collective voices, disseminating best practice and establishing new thinking.

We believe that working together towards a common goal and using common approaches to achieve that goal will lead to real change, on the ground, where and when it is most needed.


Key initiatives

  • Initiator and member of the Stronger Together working group in partnership with STEP, Chinese Welfare Association, Ballymena Inter-Ethnic Forum and Ballymoney Community Resource Centre. The aim of this group is to encourage connectivity and bring about collective leadership for those working in the field of racial equality.
  • Initiator and deliverer of the Cultural Weave conferences in partnership with Community Arts Forum (now Community Arts Partnership), Down Community Arts and Lisburn Island Arts Centre. The aim of the conferences were to explore how organisations can help address racism through the arts. 
  • Conceptualisation of the Minority Ethnic Arts Forum, now delivered under the 'Programme for Intercultural Arts Support' managed by Community Arts Partnership (CAP). ArtsEkta took the lead on establishing this initiative in 2007 which was then developed in partnership with Community Arts Forum, and more recently restructured under the committments in Arts Council NI's Intercultural Arts Strategy. 
  • ArtsEkta's Director is a member of the Intercultural Arts Steering Group designed to oversee the Arts Council NI's Intercultural Arts Strategy and a member of Belfast City Council's Festival Forum strategy sub-group. 


Further Information

For further information on these initiatives and ArtsEkta’s broader strategic work please contact Nisha Tandon, on 028 9023 1381 or fill out the form below.