About Us

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

Our Story

Nerve Centre was established in 1990 in Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland to provide a creative outlet for youth culture and the many young people who felt excluded from the arts sector.

Since then, it has become many things to many people, from nurturing new music and film talent to its award winning creative learning activities and culturally significant projects. But one thing remains, its commitment and passion to transform lives through creativity.

More than 120,000 people a year benefit from 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.

Image of the front entrance to Nerve Centre in Derry, with double doors and large Nerve Centre logo
Nerve Centre, Derry~Londonderry
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Meet the Team

Martin McGill

Martin McGill

Head of Music
Eavan King

Eavan King

Film Education Programme Manager
Bernie McLaughlin

Bernie McLaughlin

Foyle Film Festival Director and Programmer
Niall Kerr

Niall Kerr

Head of Heritage & Community Relations
Tomala White

Tomala White

BFI Film Academy Course Coordinator
Joe Carlin

Joe Carlin

Project Manager | Reimagine, Remake, Replay
Laura Aguiar

Laura Aguiar

CollabArchive Coordinator
Glenn Rosborough

Glenn Rosborough

Recording Studio Manager / Tutor

Our Funders

We are funded by a variety of core and project funding bodies that help us fulfil our objective of transforming lives through creativity.

Our Locations

We provide full regional reach with centres in Derry~Londonderry and Belfast.

Derry~Londonderry

  • Nerve Centre
  • 7-8 Magazine Street
  • Derry~Londonderry
  • BT48 6HJ

Belfast

  • Nerve Centre CLC
  • Odyssey Pavilion
  • 2 Queens Quay
  • Belfast
  • BT3 9QQ