Belfast Exposed


2nd May - 1st Jun

Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?! (2024) is a durational piece based on content shared on the artist’s social media, linked to the resu...

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2nd May - 29th Jun


This exhibition is an ongoing body of work by Chad Alexander. The series was created in Belfast and centres on people, predom...

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25th Sep - 7th Oct

Young People Behind the Lens

Over the summer, a group of young people from Start 360 explored the cityscape of Belfast. They found new ways to see the...

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21st May - 22nd May

Showing the faces of dementia with Alzheimer’s NI

Ahead of the Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2019 (ASAC19), Belfast Exposed was commissioned by Alzheimer’s NI to w...

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Belfast Exposed ‘Futures Artists’ – Applications Open

Posted on: 21st February 2020

Belfast Exposed ‘Futures Artists’ is a career development and mentoring programme for artists and photographers in post-education or early stages of embarking on their photographic career. It is tailored to support the development and presentation of new work by professional mentoring, promotional opportunities, exhibitions and publications.

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Belfast Exposed has changed the initial phase of the Futures Artist programme  We want to reassure you this will not affect your application. As an interim measure Belfast Exposed are developing new strategies for working remotely and intend to interview shortlisted candidates through online channels such as Skype, Facetime and Google hangout.

Due to social distancing and self-isolation measures implemented due to COVID-19, in the initial phase, our ‘Futures Artists’ career development and mentoring programme will be delivered online. Belfast Exposed are currently in discussion with photographic centres across the UK who want to contribute to supporting Belfast Exposed ‘Futures Artists’ to help successful candidates.

Selected artists will benefit from the following:

  • Mentorship with a specialist photographer in their field.
  • A bespoke programme of experts and consultants to support career planning, develop a 5-year artistic plan and a 2-year business/marketing plan.
  • A tailored research and critical debate programme.
  • Financial support that could go towards for research, production costs and artists/curator fees.
  • A significant solo exhibition (aligned with an established artist or photographer exhibiting in our main gallery).
  • Dedicated marketing activities promoting you and your work.
  • An exhibition showcase in Belfast Photo Festival 2020.
  • Inclusion in a Belfast Exposed ‘Futures Artists’ catalogue.
  • Inclusion in a network of photographic excellence.

Who can apply?

  • Artists and photographers, from UK & Ireland, in post-education or early stages of embarking on their photographic career.

How to apply?

  • You can apply by downloading and completing the application form and monitoring form below. Please contact Johnny if you require more information:

Application schedule

  • Submission closes Thursday 30th April.
  • Applicants notified of results Friday 15th May.


‘Belfast Exposed Futures – Career Development & Mentoring Programme’ is generously supported the Foyle Foundation, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.