Artist Development

The MAC is dedicated to nurturing Northern Ireland based artists and creatives by devising development opportunities for emerging and established artists as well as pathways through the MAC’s annual programme of events, performances, and festivals, allowing for national and international engagement. We aim to create accessible opportunities across art forms that foster experimentation and innovation in a supported environment.

Photograph of some of our hatch and scratch artists

Hatch & Scratch Programme

The Hatch Programme provides Northern Ireland based artists, at any point in their career, across all art forms, with the opportunity to scratch, explore, and experiment with the most embryonic of ideas in a supported environment.

Photograph of Tony Wright holding a guitar and singing into a microphone

Artist in Residence

Our Artist in Residence space is a unique facility that brings international, national and home-grown artists from a range of genres to the MAC.