Saturday 9 December 2023, 5pm

Open call for artists: Ideal Development Opportunity

Ends 09 December 2023

Ideal Development Opportunity invites artists to engage with and reimagine Belfast’s structures, whether built or social. Artists will meet with communities of interest in five different areas of the city (identified as Botanic, Court, Lisnasharragh, Oldpark, and Titanic), with PS2 as a central hub. With these communities, the selected artists will develop manifestos that propose co-designed alternatives for our city’s future, and with arts and culture as an integral part of our lives and environments. 

Outcomes from this process will be displayed throughout the city and presented to the public and to city representatives, for input, suggestions, and feedback. An exhibition will take place in the PS2 Project Space from 20 March - 15 April 2024 and images from the projects will also be displayed on the Peas Park siteboard throughout 2024.    

Each artist will receive a fee of £275, alongside £200 to engage communities over two sessions (which might include, for example, a discussion, photo walk or a creative workshop), in January and February 2024.    

PS² will cover reasonable costs for workshop and exhibition materials, as well as display costs for PeasPark siteboards and in each area/community of interest.  

Download an application form (Word doc) here

Please complete all sections of this application form and send – alongside your CV – to by 5pm on Saturday 9 December 2023. Please also complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, which you can find here. 


Please email if you would like to receive this information in a different format, e.g., large print version. You can view our Access and Inclusion Guide by clicking here.

This opportunity is funded by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland