ABOUT THE NEW ARTIST MENTORING PROGRAMME
From March 2021 – March 2022 b-side will train, mentor and support 5 young visual artists from the Borough of Weymouth & Portland (and the surrounding areas in Dorset) 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.
AS A 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
Anyone who lives in the Borough of Weymouth & Portland (and the surrounding areas in Dorset) and is aged 16 – 25 (or thereabouts) is welcome to apply.
We will be prioritising applicants from the Borough of Weymouth & Portland who have little experience and support in our training & development areas.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications must be be made via Curatorspace.
Please complete the online application form giving the following info:
- Your contact details
- A description of you as an artist
- A summary description of a previous project / artwork
- A detailed outline of how the programme will support the development of your artwork
- Images (5 max) / weblinks illustrating your work
Application deadline: Monday 22nd February, 8am
Video call interviews: Thursday 4th March
New Artists selected by: Monday 8th March
New Artists first meeting: Saturday 13th March, 12pm – 5pm
More information is available via the attachment below and on the Curatorspace weblink.
Want to find out more about the programme? Get in touch with Molly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation and public funding from Arts Council England.