COVID-19 has caused so much devastation to lives and livelihoods that sometimes it is difficult to see a way of rebuilding.

Yet rebuild we will. Initially this may be through digital and online content, then eventually we will be back on stages in shared celebrations of great music, comedy, literature and film.

If you are in a position to, we would ask you to donate to our fundraising campaign to help our festivals bounce back in 2021/22.

This funding will enable the festival to book more artists, hire more technical crews, work with more venues, attract bigger audiences, support the local hospitality industry and generally help make our city a more attractive place to live and work. 

Any support,no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated.   



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The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival from The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Established in May 2000, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival has grown to become one of the most vibrant and dynamic arts festivals on these islands. Located across numerous venues in Belfast's emergent Cathedral Quarter in the city centre, the festival has a wholly inclusive ethos and embraces all major artforms including Music, Theatre, Comedy, Literature and Film.


For further information visit the twitter feed.

  • Wed, September 15 2021, 12:23 PM : RT @ArtsCouncilNI: The Arts Council and @CommunitiesNI have opened the Creative Individuals Recovery Programme, a new £5 million funding pr…
  • Tue, September 14 2021, 6:55 PM : That was #CQAF21! Witnessing audience reactions was a sheer joy. You were considerate, patient & well up for it! Thank you. As we crawl back to normality, we’re again looking ahead to January when – whisper it – we look forward to taking you Out to Lunch! Until then, stay safe X https://t.co/8dZ1WBkM0q
  • Tue, September 14 2021, 1:05 PM : RT @GoldenPlec: A triumphant return ⭐⭐⭐⭐ @KingKongComp blitz @Cqaf https://t.co/vCkxM3DkiG
  • Mon, September 13 2021, 5:11 PM : RT @sonyawhitefield: Big shout out of thanks indeed to all the @Cqaf team, well done for 11 days of fabulous festival from us at @ArtsCounc…