Northern Irish -American Cultural Bridge

Creating a direct link from Northern Ireland to  American market and customer base for isolated Irish Artists living in Northern Ireland who are starved of any help from local government and have no means to survive based on sales within a restricted  and controlled environment that negatively impacts any Artist who aspire to their "Irish "cultural roots

The Mentorship Program is a one-year work placement for Artisans from deprived areas in Northern Ireland to work with leading Artists and cultural establishments in the United States.The goal of the program is for the participants to be able to return to Northern Ireland with strong business skills so that they may contribute to underpinning the peace process and Northern Ireland's economic stability.To learn how to both market and sell online to Americans and worldwide all year round

Each year up to 25 qualified candidates will be selected to work with an Artist mentor in the US and gain valuable experience on how successful artists work and prosper in USA .The objectives of the program are to develop the future business leaders and entrepreneurs of Northern Ireland by improving the essential business, management and leadership skills of the participants.

Note:Some of the greatest Northern Irish Artists past and present are:  Liam Neeson,Van Morrison,Paul Henry,who all needed to the "American market "and audiences in order to become worldwide success stories they are now

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