Belfast 2024 is an ambitious cultural celebration for our city. It will present a wide-ranging programme of creative local projects, events and city initiatives in 2024 – made by the people of Belfast for the people of Belfast. We are inviting expressions of interest from the creative sectors to commission a host of ideas, projects and events as part of the city’s Belfast 2024 creative programme.

BCC are excited to give an opportunity to support bid ideas, imagination and ambition to create this celebratory year of creativity for Belfast. There are three stages in this first open call. For stages 1 and 2, bidders must submit a form on eSourcing. Successful bidders from these stages will receive funding to develop their idea to a full project plan in stage 3. Bidders must provide resourcing and budgeting details for stage 3.

Before you submit your creative ideas, BCC want to make sure you have the advice you need to respond to our bid questions. To discuss your idea, you can talk to us in person or online.

Drop in for an advice session
During December 2022 and January 2023, drop in advice sessions will be available Tuesday to Thursday between 2pm and 4pm for 30-minute advice sessions in 2 Royal Avenue. The sessions are walk-in on a first-come, first-served basis. The advice sessions aren’t available on public holidays.

Book a meeting 
You can ask for a meeting Tuesday to Thursday between 10am and 1pm. Email with your name, number and the date and time that suits you. If they can’t accommodate your meeting request, we’ll offer you an alternative. We will confirm your meeting by email.

Book an online meeting
You can ask for a 30-minute advice session on MS Teams. Email with your name, number and some dates and times that suit you. They will confirm by email and send you an online invitation.

Join roundtable session
BCC will arrange a series of roundtable meetings on our People, Place and Planet themes. If you’re interested in these themes and want to find project collaborators, email