Young People

The Den is our dedicated space for young people - created by and for young people.

The Den is a place for young creatives aged 14-18 to discover, share and get involved in the arts.

Meeting weekly, the group plans events and projects for other young people in the MAC through creative activity. The Den is a great opportunity to meet other young people, learn more about working in the creative industries and gain valuable experience for future careers.

MADE Festival (Music/Art /Dance /Everything)

The Den Collective helped us to create Belfast's only arts festival produced by and for 14-18 year olds. The MADE Festival saw the MAC hand over the reins to young people for a week of performances, shows, film, workshops, exhibitions and lots of free activities too.

To see the 2013 MADE festival video click here.

Want to get involved?

If you'd like to find out more about the Den, or how to get involved, please contact Learning & Participation at the MAC, on or call 028 9089 2960.

Volunteer at the MAC

We have lots of opportunities for young people to get involved in the MACtivist Volunteer Programme.

Our young MACtivists will be trained to deliver gallery tours and workshops, gaining invaluable career skills, experience and contacts.

For further information about our Young MACtivist opportunities, please email