Peace IV Programme

Shared Spaces and Services

Animating Open Spaces through Art

delivered by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council logo

Animating Open Spaces through Art! is an intergenerational, cross-community Project that will engage up to 200 performers/artists from the Borough to breathe life back into 20 under-loved urban spaces through arts, music, dance and drama. 

Performers will work together with other talented people who come from other local communities and from all walks of life. After a series of training workshops, participants will perform with members of a different community on 10 separate occasions in across Carrickfergus, Larne and Ballymena.

To create vibrant family-friendly environments within the locations, the project will work with project participants to create pop-up performance spaces in conjunction with cinemas, lumiere and photo exhibition events.

The main aim of AOSTA! is to bring talented people from different communities together.  By working and playing together, people from the three towns centres will have the chance to transform spaces and, more importantly give people opportunities to learn and grow together towards a more peaceful and connected community. With a bit of luck, we’ll also have some fun along the way!

Aims and Objectives

The main aim of AOSTA! is to bring talented people from different communities together.  By working and playing together, people from the three towns centres will have the chance to transform spaces and, more importantly give people opportunities to learn and grow together towards a more peaceful and connected community. With a bit of luck, we’ll also have some fun along the way!

Activities

A full program will be developed in the near future – for now, our indicative schedule is as follows:

Late May Call for expressions of interest from musicians, artists, actors, dancers and others to join the project.
June  Information sessions in local areas for interested performers
Street furniture for pop up spaces loaned to local businesses
Expressions of interest close – June 24
July Local auditions – Ballymena, Larne and Carrick’s Got Talent!
First group of performers selected for the program
Training programs for all performers
Mid-August First pop event!

Contact

John Smith, AOSTA! Project Worker

Mid and East Antrim Council

E: John.smith@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

T: 028 2563 3575