Reveal is a professional development programme for early-career artists delivering bespoke mentorship, training and producing support to independent artists from or living in Northern Ireland. First developed as part of Emma Jordan’s Breakthrough Grant from the Paul Hamlyn foundation from 2014-2019, Reveal has been supported through and delivered in partnership with Jerwood Arts since 2020. The programme has been extremely successful and is viewed in the theatre sector as a model of excellence in providing transformational opportunities for emerging artists in Ireland and the UK.
In addition to ongoing masterclasses, mentorship, and international networking opportunities, Reveal has resulted in the development and delivery of a number of award-winning, nationally and internationally touring commissions, productions and co-productions with independent artists, including Stacey Gregg’s Scorch (2015-18), Oona Doherty’s Hard To Be Soft (2017-20), Fionnuala Kennedy’s Removed (2019-23), Michael Patrick & Oisin Kearney’s The Border Game (2021-22). In 2023 director Emily Foran, choreographer Michael McEvoy and Associate Producer Ronan McManus will join theatre maker Dominic Montague and composer Katie Richardson to create the new Reveal Cohort.
“Prime Cut are delighted to begin the third iteration of Reveal made possible by the continued funding support by Jerwood Arts who show inspiring leadership in their game-changing support of art and artists in Northern Ireland. In a time when arts funding in NI continues to be squeezed Jerwood’s belief in the wonderful artists supported through the Reveal Programme offers a beacon of hope for a sustainable future for our sector.” – Una Nic Eoin, Executive Producer of Prime Cut.
Reveal is also supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Foyle Foundation.