Emerge 2022: Call Out for Mentors

We are looking for established Artists & Makers to be mentors for the recipients of Emerge Artists Bursary Programme 2022

This opportunity is for Upland professional members only.
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Deadline: 2/12/2021

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Emerge Mentoring Programme 2022: Call Out For Mentors

We are looking for mentors from the Upland Membership to join the Emerge programme which will run from January – July 2022.

In order to encourage emerging artists to work in Dumfries and Galloway, Upland will match Mentors up with the Artists to complete a mentoring programme of at least 10 days from January – July 2022, with an initial meeting to take place in January 2022. We are looking for at least two established artists/ makers, who have a wealth of creative and business experience to inspire an up and coming artist.

Each mentor will be contracted for at least 10 days mentoring at £180 per day. The Emerge artists will have a total of 12 days mentoring, two of which will allow the artists the flexibility to either have more days with their mentor or use them to gain specific advice from another artist or maker (to be agreed with their mentor and Upland).


About the programme:

For 2022, Upland is offering two Emerge Artists Bursaries for emerging artists and makers originally from or with a connection to Dumfries and Galloway. Upland will offer a mentoring programme with an established practitioner in a related discipline, £1000 to fund the creation of new work, and funded and automatic entry into Spring Fling 2022. The programme is aimed at emerging artists/ makers who intend to pursue a career as a professional artist / maker. Emerge aims to provide support which will enable the participants to develop both creatively and professionally providing a stepping stone between education and a career in the arts.


Information on the two young artists:

This year we have awarded two bursaries, one award is for an artist under 30 years (supported by the Holywood Trust) and the other has no age limit (supported by Creative Scotland). One recipient works with Photography whilst the other works in Ceramics.

We have created a PDF with images and details of the selected Emerge Artists for 2022, if you are interested in applying to become a mentor please email amy@weareupland.com for this information.



For full information about applying for the programme and what is involved in being a mentor please read the guidance here

If you would like to be considered as a Mentor please email your application to amy@weareupland.com with the subject heading ‘Emerge Mentoring’ with your CV and a statement, no longer than two sides of A4, explaining what you could offer an emerging artist, and what experiences you have that would make you a good mentor and if you have mentored on an Upland/ Spring Fling project previously or with any other arts organisation previously by 9am on Thursday 2nd December 2021.

Please note this is an opportunity for Upland Members only. To renew your membership or sign up please click here.