Reconnection - Supporting Staff Cohesion & Wellbeing

As we emerge from the last two years, we know that key challenges for many of our businesses at present are:

  • Encouraging folk back into the office
  • Reconnecting staff to reinforce sense of team
  • Supporting mental (and physical) health and wellbeing
  • Attracting and retaining staff- many businesses are addressing this by upskilling staff and/or supporting health & wellbeing

Check out the amazing array of Reconnection products, developed by our fabulous Arts & Business NI arts members, which will enable you to support wellbeing of your staff whilst fostering sense of team creatively and memorably. Enjoy!

Pictures in our gallery are from our Reconnection event in Oh Yeah Music Centre on Thursday 16 June 2022. 

Amadan

Amadan

Amadan are husband & wife team Jude Quinn & Gemma Mae Halligan, who have been creating edgy & physical theatre since 2014. Using the styles of clown & bouffon. Amadan want to engage with their audience in a visceral, entertaining, relevant & at times confrontational way.

They offer workshops using theatre & Clown techniques. 3 options: Reconnecting your team, Retaining your staff, Supporting wellbeing.

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Andersonstown CTMS

Andersonstown CTMS

Andersonstown CTMS are a charitable organisation focused on bringing the community together through music education, no matter age, race or economic standing. Their affordable classes help people from all walks of life explore their passion for music.

They offer Introductory Workshops in Irish Traditional & Contemporary Musical Instruments- fiddle, tin-whistle, bodhran, acoustic guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo

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Arts Care

Arts Care

Arts Care are a progressive Arts and Health Organisation founded in 1991 and based in Northern Ireland. They deliver a wide range of Arts programmes and projects across all Health and Social Care Trusts.

They offer a variety of art form workshops including Visual Arts, Music, Dance and Movement, Environmental transformation/murals, creative writing and Clown Doctors

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Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed is Northern Ireland’s leading photography organisation. Their vision is to enrich people's lives through photography.

They offer a Wellbeing Photography Programme.

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Boom Studios

Boom Studios

A creative hub for artists, designers, makers based in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Artists Studios, Maker Spaces and workspaces for the creative sector.

They offer a range of art workshops including Art for relaxation, collaborative printmaking, inky cards & tags, macrame plant hangers, creative thinking, sketch & sip, abstract painting, rock painting and window painting.

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Cinemagic

Cinemagic

Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People is an award-winning charity that has been educating, inspiring and motivating young people for the last three decades.

They offer Film based projects: Bringing internal communications to life and Promotional Film for Marketing and Recruitment/Business Development departments to attract new employees.

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Circusful

Circusful

Circusful support people to surprise themselves through circus. They meet them where they are, have fun and build a community together.

The organisation offers Circus skills workshops including juggling, tightwire, partner balance, hula hoop, and trapeze. One off or series of workshops available. Animation of conferences and events.

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Golden Thread Gallery

Golden Thread Gallery

Golden Thread Gallery is one of Belfast’s leading contemporary visual art gallery. They work to broaden access to and improve public experience of visual art in Northern Ireland. 

They offer Group art activities to provoke conversation and connection- gallery exhibition tours, meet the curator, gallery/office art workshops, desk design or create an office art gallery wall

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Kabosh

Kabosh

Kabosh has developed a reputation for giving a voice to site, space and people. Through blending new writing and unusual locations every production is unique. The company gives audiences a theatrical experience that encourages them to reimagine a space, a person or a moment in history.

They offer Walking Tours- Belfast Entries: Explore the Labyrinth; Quartered: Belfast, A Love Story an immersive audio tour that explores the city from an LGBTQI+ perspective.

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Keith Acheson

Keith Acheson

Keith Acheson is a Belfast-based composer, conductor and teacher. He is currently an arts facilitator for Arts Care and Choir Master for the Sing For Life and Crescendo community choirs as well as promoting the Citi and Belfast Trust staff choirs.

He helps set up Workplace choirs- promoting a greater sense of wellbeing through the release of endorphins-a proven positive side effect of singing.

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NI Opera

NI Opera

NI Opera is Northern Ireland’s internationally award-winning opera company, founded in 2010 with a focus on developing young local talent and bringing world-class opera to venues and locations across Northern Ireland. NI Opera provides outreach programmes to a wide range of youth, community and corporate groups.

Events include their ‘Come and Sing’ events, where over an evening you’ll learn opera choruses and join in with professional singers, a lunchtime concert series they can bring to you, featuring favourite songs from musical theatre and opera. There are also workshops from seasoned performers on the tips and tricks to speak with confidence in public and engaging and fun team-bonding events, from trivia quizzes with live performances to an ‘Opera Improv’ evening.

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Outburst Arts

Outburst Arts

OUTBURST QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL is an annual explosion of queer art and performance in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Outburst book group explores classic and contemporary queer books and ideas. Partnership with Outburst Queer Arts Festival opens up opportunities for bespoke creative engagements in your workplace.

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The Playhouse

The Playhouse

The Playhouse is one of the most vibrant and loved arts centres in Northern Ireland. Established in 1992 they are here to create community, celebrate diversity and empower people through the arts.

They offer a range of creative workshops including Graffiti, DJing, Visual Arts, Crafts, Drama/ performance, Dance and Creating a large-scale art piece for your building.

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QSS Gallery

QSS Gallery

QSS establish and maintain studio, office, exhibition and workshop facilities for artists whether in premises owned or leased by the company or elsewhere, provided that all the objects of the company shall be exclusively charitable.

They offer a range of introductory workshops including abstract painting, ceramics, printmaking, portraiture and playful methods into painting.

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Quotidian

Quotidian

Quotidian – Word on the Street Limited is an arts production company dedicated to putting literature, especially poetry into public spaces, in innovative ways intended to engage the general public and not just a literary audience.

They offer literature, story and poetry based creative activities including lunchtime readings or screenings, meet the author events, creative writing workshops and Poetry Jukebox.

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Seacourt Print Workshop

Seacourt Print Workshop

Seacourt Print Workshop was founded in 1981 by Margaret Arthur and Jean Duncan. They wanted to be able to practice printmaking close to home and starting small, they established a print workshop. To help pay for overheads and purchase equipment they delivered courses to local people, then schools and the membership started to grow.

They offer Printmaking workshops including letterpress postcards and cyanotype: cyan-blue prints produced using a photographic printing process.

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Our Funders & Partners

Arts & Business NI is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.