Traces Left in the Landscape by Amy Clark

New Artist Mentoring Scheme

Deadline -
Sunday 22 March 2020


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. 


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 


Anyone who lives in the Borough of Weymouth & Portland (or nearby) and is aged 16 – 25 (or there abouts) is welcome to apply.


Applications are to 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: Sunday 22nd March 2020, 11:59pm
Video call interviews: Week commencing 23rd March
New Artists selected by: Monday 30th March
New Artists first meeting: Saturday 4th April, 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: 

*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.*


Supported by The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation and public funding from Arts Council England.

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