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21 Artists for the 21st Century – A Centenary Cultural Mentor Programme

A Centenary Cultural Mentorship Programme for Northern Ireland

Devised by Creative Director, David Grant (Queen’s University, Belfast), in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Office, to nurture and develop young artists from all disciplines.

To be eligible to apply, young artists should be resident in Northern Ireland and be between 18 and 21 years old (at any point in 2021). Anyone completing a relevant programme of study or training in the academic years 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 are also eligible to apply, though priority will normally be given to those in the specified age-range. Further information can be found on our webpage

To complement the general application process, they are encouraging individuals and organisations who are well placed to know of suitable candidates in the 18-21 age-range and who might encourage them to apply, and perhaps assist them with their applications.

Please take into account we would like all applicants to demonstrate;

• an outstanding track record of creativity

• an outstanding level of technique

• an outstanding level of motivation

• clear potential for further development