About Us

PS² = Paragon Studios / project space -[pssquared], is a small artist collective, with studio space in the centre of Belfast.
Alongside the provision of studio spaces, PS² organises a project space, a platform for art projects and cultural activities which often includes community engaged projects in neighbourhoods and fringe sites in the city and further afield.
The focus of PS² is on urban intervention and social interaction by artists and cultural practitioners, architects, multidisciplinary groups and theorists. Experiment and risk, social relevance and artistic quality are key elements of a diverse programme; from installations to projects with communities, classes, talks, curatorial residencies and research.
PS² is run on a voluntary, non-commercial base, currently supported by funding from the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council's project funding.

Projects are initiated and organised by Peter Mutschler together with Ruth Morrow as curatorial adviser. Increasingly more often, curators are invited to plan and organise projects.
We are always keen and open for proposals. Please send project ideas with a short outline and few images or links
to us- see contact.

Studio artists: Aisling O'Beirn, Peter Mutschler, Michael Hogg, Bill Saunders, Dougal McKenzie, Paul Moore, Emily McFarland and Mitch Conlon

Curator for PS² Freelands Artist Programme: Alissa Kleist, see
Current curator in residence:
Jane Morrow, see here

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To find us in Spencer House at 69/71 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1EF see map.


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Paragon Studios Ltd is a company limited by guarantee NI029491 and is recognized as a charity by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC102460.

Board Members:
Raymond Cashell (Chair person), Simon Bridge, Bill Saunders, Bronagh Lawson, Peter Mutschler, Dougal McKenzie, Aisling O'Beirn.

Funding:
PS² is supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and receives funding for spesific projects by Belfast City Council.
Since 2018, we are one of four recipients of the Freelands Artist Programme, funded by the Freelands Foundation, alongside Site Gallery, Sheffield, England; g39 in Cardiff, Wales and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. This new programme will provide funding totalling £1.5 million over a five-year period. Each institution will curate a series of two-year programmes with five artists annually, allowing those artists to receive much needed support across both creative and professional development. This will enable us to work and support 20 Northern Irland based emerging artists see.

To see our Strategic Plan 2016-20 please click here.

Recent trustees' report and financial statements:


2016.17 2015.16 2014.15

 




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