Artist mentoring is useful for periods during your artistic career when you feel that you need objective feedback on your practice, are suffering from creative block or need some additional support in editing or marketing your work.
You may have a body of work you need feedback on, an upcoming exhibition you wish to prepare fully for, or are feeling at a loss as to which residencies, competitions or open exhibitions to apply for. Having an artist mentor, or a critical friend, can help you quickly resolve the challenges you feel you face and implement an effective action plan.
Your mentor will be able to assess your work within the context of the contemporary art world and support you making better, more focused work and find new audiences and more diverse platforms for showcasing it.
Artist mentoring is something you may feel you need once to kickstart a new body of work, something you draw on every month or quarterly to keep improving your chances of success. You determine how much support you need.
Your mentor will be able to support you to be the best artist you can be and helping you find the best audiences for your work.
They will work with you to establish a critical dialogue and get the best results in the shortest period of time (and therefore be the most cost effective for you). They will be honest with you and artist mentoring sessions will always remain confidential.