About Nerve Centre

About Us

Nerve Centre is Northern Ireland’s leading creative media arts centre.

More than 120,000 people a year benefit from the Nerve Centre’s wide-ranging programme of arts events, cutting edge projects, community relations activities, creative learning centres, training opportunities, and state-of-the-art production facilities. A successful social economy enterprise, Nerve Centre employs more than 50 staff at sites in Derry~Londonderry and Belfast. Staff include experienced cultural project managers, content developers, creative media trainers, animators, events programmers and marketers.

We are home to: 

Making the Future - A major cross-border cultural programme being delivered by a consortium of leading cultural organisations including Nerve Centre, National Museums NI, Public Record Office NI and Linen Hall Library, supported through €1.82m of EU funding under the PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Making the Future delivers varied engagement programmes, major exhibitions, conferences and one-off events, empowering people to explore the past and create a powerful vision for future change.

Reimagine Remake Replay - Catering for young people aged 16-25, Reimagine Remake Replay aims to connect young people and heritage through meaningful ways using creative media and the latest technologies.  Participants explore museum collections using various creative means such as virtual reality, creative writing, filmmaking, podcasting and more. The project is delivered by a consortium including Nerve Centre, National Museums Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Museums Council and Northern Ireland Screen, and is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Kick the Dust programme. 

Derry~Londonderry & Belfast Creative Learning Centres - The Creative Learning Centres provide training, resources and advice to teachers and learners around digital technologies and creativity. Using activities such as filming a chemistry experiment, creating a maths-based computer game or 3D printing a historical monument, creative learning helps students think more deeply and learn about a subject. The centres are independent and non-commercial, funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen and inspected by the ETI. 

Foyle Film Festival - Now in its 33rd year, the festival is one of only a handful in the UK to be Oscar® and BAFTA accredited. The prestigious Light In Motion (LIM) competition offers filmmakers, animators and artists a unique platform to screen their films, network with industry professionals and gain access to the international market. As well as the main programme in November, Foyle Film Festival holds the Intercultural & Anti-Racism Festival in March, plus a Summer Programme. The festival also offers a number of workshops, educational screenings, outreach and special events.