SIAP Minority Ethnic Residency & Mentoring Programme

14 July 2022

Deadline: August 22, 2022

The Support for Individual Artists Programme have released the Minority Ethnic Residency & Mentoring Programme which aims to support individual artists and creative practitioners from minority ethnic backgrounds and migrant backgrounds at every stage of their career.

Programme Aims:

  • Support workforce skill development and career pathways for artists of all ages from minority ethnic and migrant backgrounds.
  • Inspire excellence through the support of high-quality, ambitious, innovative and imaginative opportunities for artists to collaborate with others.
  • Increase the capacity and opportunities for artists to take professional and creative risks.
  • Contribute to a vibrant and diverse workforce across the breadth of the creative and cultural industries.
  • Increase opportunities for young and emerging minority ethnic artists

Who can apply?

  • Individual artists of all artistic disciplines and all types of working practice from minority ethnic and migrant backgrounds, including people in need of international protection.
  • Creative practitioners and arts administrators from minority ethnic and migrant backgrounds
  • Artform areas can include, but are not limited to the following: visual art, craft, public art, theatre, drama and dance, literature, music, opera and traditional arts, community/participatory arts and arts in health.
  • Employees of statutory bodies (including Universities), undergraduates and postgraduates are eligible to apply but they must prove that their proposal is not properly the concern of their employer and/or are not related to their academic study.

Applicants must also:

  • Be living in Northern Ireland
  • Have made a contribution to artistic activities in Northern Ireland for a minimum period of 1 year within the last 5 years.
  • Be aged 18yrs old or over

What you can apply for?

  • Project assistance
  • Art materials/equipment
  • Buying time for own practice/creation of new work
  • Fees for training courses
  • Artistic fees of Mentors
  • Artistic or technical fees including those towards production or post-production costs associated with presentation or exhibition of work
  • Venue hire e.g. rehearsal space
  • Technical equipment related to the project/proposal
  • Translation costs
  • Documentation costs
  • Childcare costs
  • Travel Grants
  • All travel, mileage costs of 25.7p per mile, commuter and air travel
  • Residencies
  • Subsistence costs @£15 per day
  • Accommodation costs

Find out more about this opportunity and how to apply here.

The deadline for applications is Monday 22nd August 2022 at 12pm


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