Established in 2011, Pollen Studios and Gallery is an organisation committed to providing an open and accessible contemporary arts platform in Belfast city centre. Utilising a proactive community orientated educational arts program, the organisation delivers unique socially sited projects that aim to foster civic and cultural enrichment of the city. In addition, Pollen works with international network of artists and collaborators dedicated to promoting performance and live art.
For the past seven years we have opened to the public during Late Night Art (first Thursday of each month). As part of this activity we have worked with Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive over the past two years to host archive film screenings. For instance, in 2018 we organised a series of free public screenings of archive films as part of the Linen Biennale. We produced a live cinema event for the Biennale in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen and R-Space Gallery, with mentoring support from Live Cinema.