Traces Left in the Landscape by Amy Clark

New Artist Mentoring Scheme

Deadline -
Friday 13 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 


To be a New Artist you have to be aged 16 – 25 (or there abouts), 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


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 artistic practice
  • Images (5 max) / weblinks illustrating your work 


Application deadline: Friday 13th March 2020, 11:59pm
Video call interviews: Week commencing 16th March
New Artists selected by: Monday 23rd March
New Artists first meeting: Saturday 28th March, 12pm - 5pm


More information is available via the attachment below and on the Curatorspace weblink. 

If you have any further questions / queries please get in contact with Molly at: 


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

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