About Creative Exchange

Founded in 1996, Creative Exchange has grown into a dynamic Belfast based visual arts studio space 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.

Our vision is to contribute to the development of Belfast city through the provision of artist studio space, a digital hub, a specialised ceramic studio and the management of an annual arts programme of exhibitions and showcase events, such as our annual ‘Art in the Eastside’ Billboard Project. This visual and community art inspired project, is the  largest of its kind in Ireland, showcasing local, national and international artists as well as having a strong socially engaged aspect. 

We also engage in dedicated education and outreach activities with special emphasis with our own community in East Belfast. 


Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are professional and experienced individuals who bring extensive experience and skills.

The current Board Members are:  Siobhan McGuigan - Chair, Paul Kane - Treasurer,  Esther Haller Clarke - Secretary & Margaret Moore.

Board meetings are held regularly and Directors are joined by an Advisor and/or a non-voting studio member at Board meetings.