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Arts for All Mentoring Programme

Arts for All mentoring scheme

Arts for All is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth run of its mentoring programme.

Established in 2011, this innovative scheme pairs new and emerging artists with established artists, facilitating the transfer of skills from one generation of artists to the next.

Ideally, mentoring artists work with one mentee, helping him or her to develop artistic skills. This might include building a portfolio, visiting cultural institutions or facilitating community arts workshops.

Mentees and mentors come from different art form backgrounds. They also come from different age, political, religious, disability and gender backgrounds.

Each mentor and mentee attends an induction session and a mentoring training session. Each mentee develops and implements a mentoring plan with his or her mentee. Mentors and mentees usually spend 15-20 hours working together.

The 2013-2014 scheme concluded with work from mentees and mentors exhibited in the John Luke Gallery on 19th June 2014. The launch of the exhibition included readings from creative writing mentee Mark Osmer and the launch of a music cd by music production mentee Michael Hume.

Demand for the scheme for the 2014-2015 mentoring year was extremely high. Mentees come from a range of artistic backgrounds including: music; photography; street art; illustration and painting.