ADVICE // Peer Mentoring Sessions

We are offering remote 1:1 peer mentoring sessions for Upland Members, allowing artists and makers to gain peer support through a focused session with a fellow artist who has suitable experience  

This opportunity is for Upland professional members only.
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Deadline: 16/05/2021

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As part of our professional development programme we are offering remote peer mentoring support sessions. These will be 1:1 sessions for Upland Members, allowing artists and makers to gain peer support through a focused session with a fellow artist who has suitable experience  

These sessions are aimed at members working in any discipline and may be at any stage in their career, from emerging to established. Mentoring and critiques can be helpful at any stage in an artist or makers career and sometimes just having someone objective to discuss what you are working on can be advantageous in moving forward. 

The mentors available are:

  • Bea Last // Bea is a visual artist with a process-led practice that explores drawing in its broadest sense. She has a wide range of experience, including exhibiting, writing funding applications, marketing, residency and collaborative projects, portfolio preparation, workshop facilitation, teaching and more.
  • Patricia Cain // Patricia is a visual artist and scholar with a practice that is based in drawing and how we grow and develop as people through making things. She has taught in a wide range of art school settings and universities and founded a social enterprise that aspires to support a community of forward-thinking autistic and neuro-diverse people through participatory art.  
  • Maggie Broadley // Maggie combines her ceramics practice, working as an independent craft curator/producer and her role as a  freelance contractor, focussing on creative-led and regeneration projects. She can offer advice and support across creative and business development.

You can read more about the mentors and their experience in the information pack.

Due to current restrictions these sessions will take place remotely using Zoom or Skype. 

We envisage sessions to run for an hour maximum and act as a kind of remote studio visit/ tutorial type session. The session should be focused and the agenda set by the artist receiving the support. A short follow up session will also take place, in agreement with your mentor.

Please note that these sessions will be focused on creative practice and development in the wider sense, we will offer specific advice sessions which are based around technical help or specific skills through our online advice sessions. 

If you would like a peer mentoring slot with one of our mentors, please read the full mentor profiles in the information pack and then fill in the application form.  We will use the information you supply in your application form to help us allocate the mentoring slots. Selection will be based on the potential impact the session will have on your creative practice at this particular point in time. 

Please email your completed form to amy@weareupland.com no later than 16th May 2021. 

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This opportunity is for Upland members only. If you are not a member but are interested in joining, you can become a member here.