OUTBURST Queer Arts Festival is a Registered Charity and not-for-profit initiative, dedicated to exploring and celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender stories and experiences through the Arts in Northern Ireland. Our programme aims to support, encourage and inspire local LGBT creativity, in addition to bringing the best in international queer Arts to the city of Belfast.
As a festival our line up changes each and every year to bring you the very best queer talent. From art, to theatre, to exhibitions, shows, stand-ups, sit-downs, films and music, OUTBURST is literally bursting with love, creativity and ingenuity.
Outburst does exactly what it says it does. It is a Queer Arts Festival dedicated to highlighting LGB and T creativity across Belfast and Northern Ireland.
Outburst is made up of an extremely dedicated team of people who make the festival so fantastic and run so smoothly. We just couldn’t do it without them.
The Outburst team is small and dedicated. The team is made up of:
FILM PROGRAMME: Cian Smyth & Michele Devlin
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING: Eoin Dara & Kim McAleese
PRESS: Angela Carolan
FESTIVAL MANAGER: Helen Clarke
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Paula Keenan, Patrick Sanders, Cian Smyth and Dominique Bouchard
The Outburst team is really keen to have Outburst out in the community to help raise awareness of Queer Arts everywhere. Many of the events around Belfast are held in the likes of the Lyric Theatre, The MAC, The Black Box and the Belfast LGB and T Centre. For more information about what is on and where click here.
Outburst is a free and public festival, open to any person interested in the Queer Arts. The festival is funded by key partners in Northern Ireland. However some of the festival events do have a charge for entry simply to allow us to bring you such amazing events or to offset some of the expenses for venue hire. When the Outburst festival guide comes out every year it gives you a clear break down of events which may or may not charge. We try to make all our events accessible to all people as much as possible but sometimes we cannot do this due to funding issues.
OUTBURST Arts Festival is a company limited by guarantee
No. NI603571 and a Registered Charity, No. XT28314