New Artist Mentoring Programme
Deadline: 22/03/2020 | Published: 13/02/2020 | City: Isle of Portland | Region: Dorset | Country: United Kingdom | b-side
From March 2020 - March 2021 b-side will train, mentor and support 5 young visual artists from the Borough of Weymouth & Portland (and surrounding areas) to develop, try and test new creative ideas that are specific and/or responsive to place.
ABOUT THE NEW ARTIST MENTORING PROGRAMME
From March 2020 - March 2021 b-side will train, mentor and support 5 young visual artists from the Borough of Weymouth & Portland (and surrounding areas) to:
- Develop, try and test new creative ideas that are specific and/or responsive to place
- Go and see new work made by regional artists
- Grow their own artistic networks
- Expand their knowledge / confidence in becoming independent artists
The New Artist Mentoring Programme will do this through training and development sessions led by the b-side team, mentorship from professional artists, and financial support.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS FROM THE B-SIDE TEAM
b-side will lead 1 - 2 training / development sessions a month that will cover things like:
- How to research and develop creative ideas / artworks that are specific and/or responsive to place (looking at different starting points to begin researching your ideas and themes, such as interviews, walkings, making connections)
- The differences between site specific and site responsive artworks in differing environments
- How to document the process and development of your work as well as the final outcome
- How to be a self-employed artist, how to manage budgets, cashflow
- How to produce your work: installation, materials, H&S, risk, etc…
- How to respond to an artist brief, writing a proposal and getting your work booked
MENTORING FROM PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS
As part of this programme each New Artist will be paired with a professional artist working in a similar area to you. Many of the Mentors we have in mind are artists we have worked with before and trust.
The Mentor will:
- Offer advice based on their own experience of being an artist
- Offer support and encouragement
- Help New Artists expand their knowledge of the cultural sector
- Help New Artists expand and develop their networks
- Advise on relevant artworks, artists, organisations to go and see
ABOUT THE B-SIDE NEW ARTIST
As a b-side New Artist you will receive:
- 13 months ongoing support from b-side (Molly Scarborough will be your main contact)
- A minimum of 12 training / development sessions from the b-side team
- Up to 14 hours of mentoring from a relevant professional artist
- A budget of £500 to try, test and develop work
- A travel budget of up to £260 to attend meetings, training sessions
- A budget of £100 (minimum) to go and see new work
To be a New Artist you have to be aged 16 – 25 (or thereabouts), live in the Borough of Weymouth & Portland (or nearby!) and consider yourself a visual artist or aspiring visual artist.
What is expected of the bursary artist?
- To attend all training and development sessions led by the b-side team (these are currently scheduled as the second Saturday of each month – apart from the first month, March, which is scheduled for 28th March)
- To maintain regular contact with your mentor
Application deadline: Sunday 22nd March, 11:59pm.
Video call interviews: Week commencing 23rd March.
New Artists selected by: Monday 30th March.
1st New Artists Meeting: Saturday 4th April, 12pm – 5pm.
The New Artists will meet 1 – 2 times a month up until March 2021.
Training / development sessions with b-side team members are currently scheduled for:
- Saturday 4th April
- Saturday 18th April
- Saturday 9th May
- Saturday 13th June
- Saturday 11th July
- Saturday 8th August
- Saturday 10th October
- Saturday 14th November
- Saturday 12th December
- Saturday 9th January
- Saturday 13th February
- Saturday 13th March
Other dates for the diary:
- 15th - 17th May = Od Arts Festival
- 5th - 13th September = b-side festival
- 11th - 27th September = Inside Out Dorset
- 25th – 27th September = Bournemouth Arts by the Sea
It’s likely we will visit the above festivals.
Training / development / meeting dates and times are not fixed or finalised and we could be open to changing them if needed.
FIND OUT MORE
Find out more about the b-side team here:
Visit the b-side archive page to see work we’ve previously commissioned, produced and programmed:
More info on Portland:
Supported by Alice Ellen Cooper-Dean Charitable Foundation and public funding from Arts Council England.
*We are committed to finding creative ways to enable this programme to continue should COVID-19 have any direct implications on the above programme of activity. Please note: dates of engagement maybe postponed or adjusted, please register your interest with us and we can work it out together.*Contact the curator
• A budget of £500 to try, test and develop work
• A travel budget of up to £260 to attend meetings, training sessions
• A budget of £100 (minimum) to go and see new work
Whilst there will be some face to face meetings with your mentors, we imagine the majority of the mentoring sessions will take place via online platforms / phonecalls etc.
Or try calling us (we're usually in on Tuesdays) on: 01305 568044.
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