Business Events

Business Member Events

  • Director Connector 04.10.18

    Fancy a new challenge?                                                 
    Thursday 4 October 2018 at 5.15pm
    at Belfast Exposed, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FF

    Join us at a networking event where our Board Bank and Young Professionals programme alumni will share their experiences of volunteering on the board of an Arts organisation. Speakers and a guided panel discussion will compare and contrast the different challenges and triumphs our alumni have faced in their roles, as well as how they have benefitted personally and professionally from their experiences. 

    Give back, learn, network, develop your CV, meet new people, have fun

    We will be having nibbles and drinks and then, to finish off our evening, we will hear about the Late Night Art scheme and will go for a wander together to see what is on offer in our city centre galleries.

    If you have been through our programmes already or if you would be interested in hearing more about them, for yourself or for your staff, just register attendance by email to Sarah at:

  • Cinemagic Festival Oct 2018

    Cinemagic Festival
    Arts Uncovered
    Date TBC

    Our wonderful friends at Cinemagic are running their children’s film festival again in October and we will join them to celebrate another exciting programme of family-friendly films.

    RSVP to Sarah 

  • Choose Wisely and Spend Well 28.11.18

    How to choose and manage an Arts partner – An A&B NI business member event

    28 November 2018 8.30am-10am

    The Moreland Room, Belfast Harbour Commissioners, Harbour Office

    Corporation Square, Belfast BT1 3AL

    When you want to take a more creative approach to your business strategy and have allocated a budget, how should you go about selecting an arts organisation and crafting your next steps together?

    Join us to hear from experienced business members who have already been there, done that and done it well. Learn how to choose a partner, make a plan, get started and keep your project on track.

    The purpose of this event is to provide practical guidance for our business guests as to how best to choose and work with an arts partner to ensure outcomes correlate with business objectives, delivering maximum and measurable impact.

    It is anticipated that this will be a very practical session with speakers sharing their experiences of pitfalls to avoid, questions which they wished they had asked at the outset and learnings/recommendations.

    Breakfast provided. 

    RSVP by email to Sarah at

  • Arts Uncovered - Christmas Dec 2018

    Arts Uncovered - Christmas
    Date TBC
    Venue TBC

    A relaxed get-together for our business members to get in the mood for Christmas. Join us for a mince pie and a glass of something warming as we enjoy some seasonal entertainment.

    RSVP to Sarah 

  • Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2019 24.01.19

    Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2019
    Thursday 24th January 2019
    Venue to be revealed

    This is the big one, the highlight of the year, so polish your sequins and practice your surprised face in case your business is one of our winners. At Arts & Business NI we know how to throw a party and with over 100 arts organisations in our membership we are spoiled for choice when it comes to top quality entertainment. We like to celebrate our business and arts partnerships in style so let us put some sparkle into your January.

    RSVP to Sarah 

  • Business Breakfast - Volunteering feb 2019

    Business Breakfast - Volunteering
    Date TBC - February 2019
    Venue TBC

    Join us for breakfast as we hear from thought leaders on why volunteering should be in your business plan and how to choose the right opportunities for your organisation.

    RSVP to Sarah 

  • Advanced Board Membership Course

    Advanced Board Membership Course
    28th February 1pm-5pm
    Arts & Business NI

    The role of a Board Member is a complex one and there are many responsibilities that go with accepting a Board placement. This course takes experienced Board members through their roles and responsibilities and current good practice.

     RSVP to Sarah 

  • Live Sponsorship Opportunities & Niche Networking

    Live Sponsorship Opportunities & Niche Networking
    14th March
    Venue TBC

    Come and hear about some of the amazing creative projects your business could be involved with and talk directly to the arts organisations who can bring them to life for you.

     RSVP to Sarah 

  • Creativity, Innovation & Design

    Creativity, Innovation & Design
    Date TBC
    Venue TBC

    We celebrate NI Design Week with an exclusive visit to experience the best that our local designers create.

     RSVP to Sarah 


  • Arts Uncovered

    Arts Uncovered
    Date TBC

    A relaxed get-together for our business members as we sneak behind the scenes at a local arts organisation and learn about their work.

    RSVP to Sarah 

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