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Anne Delaney, Arts Programme & Operations Manager anne.delaney@ashtoncentre.com

Anne has worked with New Lodge Arts since August 2012.  ' I am responsible for managing staff and artists, securing funding, overseeing finance and managing the delivery of a diverse programme of arts based projects and events primarily for young peopel across north Belfast.  We are continually expanding our projects and I love to see the organisation grow and develop.  A huge strength is our committed staff team who give over their roles to make the organisation the success it is today.  We all love working with young people and seeing the postive impact of our projects makes it all worthwhile!'

'Orla Hawkins, Project Co-ordinator. orla.hawkins@ashtoncentre.com

'My role involves managing and delivering The Agency Programme, working directly with young people from across north Belfast every Saturday and Tuesday evening (during term time). The Agency is a collaborative project directed at engaging and empowering young people within local communities to plan, structure and deliver their own projects. Using a methodology developed for working with young people living below the poverty line in Brazil, the project provides development opportunities for young people in the UK, helping them to launch social enterprises and ambitious projects that positively impact the local area. The Agency is a National Programme established in 2013, by Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), Contact Theatre and Peoples Palace Projects. It has been delivered in Manchester, London, Belfast (New Lodge Arts), Cardiff and Southampton. With sustained support from our funders we are building on the strong foundations of the programme to continue to grow nationally, with more partners interested in the social impact of this creative methodology.

The Agency UK is a Battersea Arts Centre and Contact programme devised in partnership with People's Palace Projects. National Network funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. The Agency is funded in Belfast by the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation.

We will be recruiting soon for the next delivery period of the Agency, starting in Septemenr 2024! To apply please visit Belfast — The Agency. Change Makers. (wearetheagency.co) to apply!

Joanne McGurk, Financial Officer joanne.mcgurk@ashtoncentre.com

Since 2016, I have worked for New Lodge Arts as their Finance Officer I bring with me a wealth of experience having worked the last 16years within the community and voluntary sector.  My role is to provide financial management and to maintain the high standard of financial practice that is in place.  I am looking forward to building a working relationship with the team and the community and believe that I will enjoy my time here.

Tracey Loughens, Project Administrator tracey.loughens@ashtoncentre.com

I started working for New Lodge Arts in April 2019 after a lengthy career break.  Prior to this I had 17 years’ experience working within administrative roles, 13 of which within voluntary and community sector. My role is to provide administrative support to the various projects and programmes that New Lodge Arts deliver throughout the year. Having lived in North Belfast for the past 16 years, I absolutely love seeing the positive impact organisations like New Lodge Arts are having on children within the area.




Contact Details

New Lodge Arts Ashton Centre 5 Churchill Street Belfast, BT15 2BP 028 9074 2255 anne.delaney@ashtoncentre.com 

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