Belfast Community Works is a small group of creative minds working together to create a space where more creative minds can gather to share ideas, tools, resources, and tea/coffee. We recognize that our greater Belfast community is teaming with people of all ages who have amazing skills to make things, fix things, and build things. Our aim is to create a welcoming space where these people can gather to create and collaborate.
The idea for Belfast Community Works started with the two of us (Sasha and Jasmine) brainstorming educational community offerings to meet our homeschooling families’ needs. Through our involvement with other community organizations such as the UU Green Sanctuary Committee, Belfast Maskers, and BATI, we realized that there are people of all ages (not just homeschooling families) who are excited to get together to teach and learn from one another.
Belfast Community Works will be one part community center, one part fix-it shop, one part classroom/resource library. Our dream is that this space will bring many of the creative, inspiring groups and individuals already existing in the Belfast area. Belfast Community Works will be a community center with tools where individuals and groups can collaborate, teach, guide, fix, and create together.
We hope you’ll join us!
Sasha, Jasmine, and the rest of the BCW team
To be a shared space for makers, builders, tinkerers, and dreamers of all ages that enriches our community and encourages innovation, creativity, and connections throughout Belfast and beyond.
To support that mission we hope to offer the following:
- A social gathering place for people of all ages to make, learn, explore, and share ideas.
- Shared tools and equipment in electronics, woodworking, jewelry, fiber arts, bike maintenance and more.
- A focus on up-cycling and repurposing materials as a way to reduce waste and encourage thrift, creativity, and a more sustainable community for future generations.
- Classes and workshops that are fun, affordable and open to all, with a variety of topics focusing on gaining new skills, creating a particular item or project, or learning about tools and materials.
- Affordable monthly memberships that include access to our facility on weekends and after typical working hours.
- Space and tools for a community fix-it shop
- Related events with the goal of fostering the growth of a resilient and prosperous community.