About Us

Creative Exchange Artist Studios have been active in East Belfast for the past 20 years, providing essential workspace for visual artists at all stages of their careers. As an artist led initiative we are renowned for the development of dynamic arts programmes and bespoke community engaged projects in the locality.  We currently house 16 visual artists working across a broad range of artistic practice, please see our 'studio artists' page for any upcoming availability of studios.

Creative Exchange are passionate about supporting artists professional development, our artists work on individual and collective projects  previously Art in the Eastside, Ireland's largest outdoor exhibition. This year we celebrated our 20th Anniversary, to mark this we ran the very successful 20/20 Project - this was an ambitious celebration of our longevity and the growing visual arts scene in East Belfast, 20/20 consisted of an exhibition, an off site project, a symposium, artists talks and performances. 

Creative Exchange is run by a voluntary Board of Directors made up of professionals with the skills to drive the organisation and support our innovative arts projects. The current board are: Kathryn Piper :Secretary, Sophie Hayles, Jane Morrow &  Colin McKeown. The board are supported by studio administrator Deirdre Morrissey.