Ballymena Arts Partnership is a consultative body to Council. Created as a forum open to all residents of the Borough, its purpose is to further the advancement of the Arts and support local Arts activities within the wider community.
Ballymena Arts Partnership is made up of not more than 12 volunteers and 3 to 4 Councillors who act as a forum for local arts and advise Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, and who are elected at an AGM from one of the three categories listed:
- Practising Arts Professional
- Member of local Arts Group/Organisation
- Have a proven reputation in the Arts
Ballymena Arts Partnership core purpose is as follows:
To act as an advisory and consultative panel to assist Mid & East Antrim Borough Council with Arts Programming.
To act as a forum for local Arts and to advise Mid & East Antrim Borough Council of the collective opinions of local arts interest when required.
Carál Ní Chuilín
Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Northern Ireland Executive
“In many cases arts begins at grass-roots level and wouldn’t be successful without the support of the many voluntary and amateur arts organisations across the island. Many congratulations to Ballymena Arts Partnership who were runners up and the People’s Champion for Ireland for receiving over 3,500 votes online. These are great examples of arts in the community and are truly deserving of this recognition.”