PS², located in Property House, 11 Rosemary Street, Belfast city centre, has studios for currently 8 artists and a project space [gallery] on the first floor.
Paragon Studios, set up as self managed, volunteer-run studio collective in 1994 was an initiative by artists, looking for affordable workspace.
In 2004 and ever since, a project space was opened as a platform for art projects and cultural activities which often includes community engaged projects in neighbourhoods and fringe sites in the city and further afield.
Since its beginning located in 18 Donegall Street at the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, PS² had to move several times in recent years due to the planned and broadly criticized regeneration plans of the area:
-to close by 11 North Street in 2016, only to be kicked out again after 18 months
-to close by Spencer House, 71 Royal Avenue and again after 18 months in December 2019
-to 11 Rosemary Street.
Until now, the planned regeneration of the area has not been started.