Starling Start

Arts. Place. Collaboration.

Starling Start is a creative practice and consultancy service founded by Amberlea Neely.

With more than 15 years experience working within Northern Ireland’s arts sector, Amberlea has been involved in the development of organisations like Platform Arts, Belfast Photo Festival and PLACE, which operated at the cutting edge of creative, intelligent and inclusive public engagement in the built environment in Northern Ireland.

Amberlea holds an MSc in Cultural Management, BA (Hons) in Fine Art, and PGCert in Executive Leadership.

Amberlea works with a diverse network of organisations, artists, architects, designers, educators and producers.

Starling Start loves: research; facilitation; writing; developing strategy; and making connections. 

Headshot by Joe Laverty / Murmuration of Starlings backdrop by Rinky Design / Starling Start Logo by Betsy Bailie.




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