Household is an organisation that develops and shares inspiring and thought-provoking projects with people in the public realm.
We produce activities for and with communities of visual artists, writers, curators, residents and visitors in Belfast that take place across the city. Household focuses on telling untold stories, asking unspoken questions, and revealing hidden narratives through creative visual arts programming.
We have worked with emerging and established practitioners in creating new public projects in domestic spaces, city neighbourhoods, parks, empty offices, football stadiums, streets, and other unexpected places. In addition, Household organises events that encourage networking, shared learning and art sector development.
Our events have included the delivery of two art festivals in over 80 domestic spaces and public sites in collaboration with over 170 artists and local organisations; a six-week art and residency programme across disused city-centre premises; a series of citywide interventions, talks, commissions and events in collaboration with local and international partners and creative practitioners; and a range of presentations, discussions, debates and get-togethers in Belfast and elsewhere. In 2016, in partnership with Belfast City Council we presented The Imagined City, a programme of public events considering the role of art and artists in urban environments.
We currently work in Sailortown, a unique historical Belfast neighbourhood. There, together with artists, residents, partners and visitors, we collaborate to explore, celebrate and question the area’s past, present and future.
A full list of the individuals, volunteers and partners that have worked with Household can be found here. All of our work is non-profit and we are a registered Community Interest Company (number NI627443)