PORTFFOLIO Young Artist Development Programme
Are you aged 14-18 and aspire for a career in the visual arts?

***Call for applications for PORTFFOLIO have been extended to Sunday October 10th at 5pm***

We are looking for 15 young artists aged 14-18 to take part in our FREE new young artists programme at MOSTYN.

Funded by Arts Council Wales, PORTFFOLIO is a series of hands-on, creative workshops, exhibition tours, talks and discussions with professional artists and the MOSTYN team. As part of PORTFFOLIO, you will receive:
• Mentoring with professional artists.
• In-depth tours and behind the scenes insight of MOSTYN and it’s exhibitions.
• Be part of a group of likeminded young creatives supported by MOSTYN’s team.
• Build a portfolio of new work; developing your skills and confidence in making art through a variety of creative workshops.
• Materials and equipment to take part.
• Valuable insight into careers in contemporary art and the creative industries.

You don’t need to be taking art for GCSE or A-Level, and we welcome applications from young people from all backgrounds, you just need to be:
• Aged 14-18
• Have a passion for contemporary art and/or design.
• Be a creative thinker
• Aspire to a future in the creative industries
• Must be able to attend all of the sessions.

Term 1 will take place online during the October 2021 half term, followed by Term 2 over February 2022 half term.

TERM 1 (Autumn Half Term) - Online
23 October 2021 - Meet the artists (Online group discussion)
25 October 2021 - Exhibition tour of Jacqueline de Jong: The Ultimate Kiss and Anathemata.
26 October 2021 - TBC: Artist Talk (AM) & TBC Workshop (PM)
28 October 2021 - Sarah Ryder: Artist Talk (AM) & Sarah Ryder Workshop (PM)
30 October 2021 - Paul Kindersley: Artist Talk (AM) & Paul Kindersley Workshop (PM)
11 November 2021 - Portfolio review session

TERM 2 (Spring Half Term) - Online / Live
19 February 2022 - Meet the artists
21 February 2021 - Exhibition tour. (Exhibitions to be announced soon)
22 February 2021 - Artist TBC: Artist Talk (AM) & Artist TBC Workshop (PM)
24 February 2021 - Artist TBC: Artist Talk (AM) & Artist TBC Workshop (PM)
26 February 2021 - Artist TBC: Artist Talk (AM) & Artist TBC Workshop (PM)
6 March 2021 - Portfolio review session

To apply, please complete the short application form below by Sunday October 10th at 5pm:


If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or give us a call on 01492 879201. We are available Monday to Friday from 10am – 4pm.

The selected young artists will be notified on 13th October. Spaces on the programme are limited to 15 young artists to take part this time, but please don’t worry, we will have other opportunities available should your application not be chosen.


Sarah Ryder
Sarah Ryder lives and works in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. Informed by concepts of imperfection, impermanence, and spontaneity, her process is playful and experimental, making works that hover between painting and sculpture. She gained a BA in Fine Art Painting at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, 2000, and an MFA Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, London, 2008.
Group exhibitions include Yellow Archangel Perceiving Anomalies, General Practice, Lincoln, 2021, Ty Pawb Open, Wrexham, 2020, ArtHouses, Whitley Bay, 2019, Stop Frame: BROADCAST! Wirksworth Festival, 2014, <>Lick>>, PEER, London, 2013. Artist in residencies include Freehaus Art School, Llandudno, 2016, Construction Gallery, London, 2012. Publications include Younger Than Jesus: Artists Directory, Phaidon, 2009, New Contemporaries Catalogue 2007. Currently working towards a solo show at Galeri, Caernarfon in early 2022.

Paul Kindersley
Paul Kindersley (b. 1985, Cambridge, UK), graduated from Cambridge Regional College, before studying Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design. Kindersley is an artist working across performance, film, drawing and storytelling. His work plays with notions of identity, beauty and self-expression, in works that traverse and blur the worlds of fashion, art and media. His latest work is a feature film called The Burning Baby, a surreal psychological horror fairy-tale that investigates our relationship to landscape, identity, family, sexuality and death.
Recent exhibitions include: Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down, Skypark, Glasgow International (2021); BUMs, DioHoria, Mykonos (2021); Abbieannian Novlangue, Galerie Sultana (2020); Ship of Fools, SKIP Gallery, Selfridges, London (2019); The Cambridge Show, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2019); Lignes de vies – une exposition de légendes, MACVAL, Paris (2019); Henry Darger Summer Camp, Arles (2019); Fake Fairy Fantasies, Belmacz, London (2018); Orlando… at the present time, The Wolfson Gallery, Charleston, Lewes (2018) & DRAG, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London (2018).