Due to the increasing rents in the Cathedral Quarter and continued funding cuts, we have had no option but to look for cheaper premises. You told us that our central location was very important to you so we are not moving far!
Our new premises are in Cathedral Buildings on Donegall Street, facing Buoy Park/ St Anne’s Cathedral. Our offices will be on the second floor, overlooking Donegall Street. The building is listed and there is no lift installed. This means that access will be limited. As such this is a temporary move until DAS can find a fully accessible and affordable space.
We will take all possible steps to make services and programming as accessible as possible. Adjustments will include the following:
- Workshops can be delivered in off-site accessible venues
- Equipment will be delivered to anyone who cannot collect it themselves
- Residencies will also be offered in an off-site studio space in a suitable location.
- Artists’ Talks and our Annual Review Exhibition will take place in fully accessible locations.
- Technical help will be available off-site
It is our priority to acquire premises that fully meet the needs of all artists. In the meantime, we hope that you will continue to support us in our ambitions.
New Creative Technician
We remain committed to delivering our core aims and as such will have a new Creative Technician in place from mid-August 2018. The focus will be to provide training and technical assistance for artists’ individual projects.
We are delighted to announce that Elaine Hoey will take on this role of Creative Technician and she will be a very welcome addition to the DAS team. We look forward to working with her! We will be announcing more information about how you can participate in the training programme with Elaine in early September.
Elaine is a new media artist who appropriates contemporary digital art practises and technologies such as virtual reality, motion capture and gaming engines to explore the politics of digital humanity. Elaine is currently on an RDS Visual Art Award Residency at the CCI in Paris and she is very much looking forward to developing interesting experimental community collaborations and supporting artists at DAS.
From the 1st of July 2018, the Digital Arts Studios will be located in Cathedral Buildings, 64 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2GT. https://goo.gl/maps/Ds2trN3Bi3D2