About Mentoring

Mentoring can be useful for periods during your artistic career when you feel that you need objective feedback on your career options or trajectory, need advice on aspects of your artistic practice, are suffering from creative block or need some additional support in editing or marketing your work.

You may be an artist and have a body of work you would like critical feedback on, an upcoming exhibition you wish to prepare for, or would like advice on which residencies, competitions or open exhibitions to apply for. You may need help in writing a funding application.

Working with a supportive mentor can help you quickly resolve challenges and implement an effective action plan.

A creative coach will be able to assess your work to date within the context of the contemporary art world, support you communicating more effectively about your work and help identify new potential audiences and distribution platforms.

One two-hour session may well be enough to address a specific career challenge, kick-start a new body of work or you may choose to establish a monthly or quarterly session to guide you through a period of change. You determine how much support you need.

A creative coach and artist mentor 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).

All sessions are confidential and your Artist Mentor, Ceri Hand, will be a trusted critical friend – honest, open and transparent, help provide an action plan and signpost you in the right direction.