With a surge of interest in the programme, came over ten times as many applications as there were places to fill, highlighting the need for greater support for independent Northern Ireland artists. The quality of submissions exceeded the expectations of the Prime Cut team, making the decision to choose the final five a challenge, given the calibre of talent.
The new artists are; Dominic Montague, Reveal Artist; Katie Richardson, Reveal Artist; Natalie Murphy, Associate Producer and Michael Patrick and Oisin Kearney, who received the Reveal Playwriting Commission.
Una NicEoin, Executive Producer of Prime Cut Productions said: “There was huge interest in Reveal and the quality of the applications was second to none, making our job in selecting the final four roles extremely difficult. It’s testament to the creativity and tenacity of Northern Ireland’s independent artists and we look ahead to an exciting couple of years with the Reveal programme. Our aim is to continue the successes of previous Reveal Programmes ensuring the artists get the recognition they deserve.”
Lilli Geissendorfer, Director, Jerwood Arts said: “We congratulate the five artists on their appointment. The Reveal programme has proved to be a huge success in previous years. Since 2014, with investment from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and latterly Jerwood Arts, Prime Cut Productions has made and co-produced work with eight Reveal Artists that have led to three internationally touring award-winning shows, a further four showcasing at Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe as well as Island of Ireland Tours, ongoing career development for many more and two major industry events. We have no doubt these five artists will develop powerful new work for Reveal 2020.”
This latest Reveal Programme was supported by prestigious arts funding from Jerwood Arts’ Development Programme Fund, the Funding and Development Agency and Arts Council Northern Ireland.