Yesterday I went on my 4th Urban Rural Exchange walk with collaborator Karen Wood. In our last walk we followed the path of the canal from Kings Cross, and this time we started at Canary Wharf, before as Karen put […]
Mentoring - a-n The Artists Information Company
It was harder than I thought it might be to peel my fingers off the idea of ‘straightforward mentoring’. Disappointingly so. But I have learnt so much more (SO MUCH MORE) from these conversations. About how we might start things. […]
An extract from a conversation we had as a group, post Reading Room: meeting the universe halfway. We were trying to worry at what another version might look like that wound in more support. Practical and otherwise… H: I definitely thought […]
I applied to a-n in order to devise a programme of mentoring. Post-PhD completion I was feeling the need to gather myself and try to knot together the frayed ends that are perhaps frequently the result of too long spent […]
An account of my bursary activity
After my frustration with the stethoscope experiment mentioned in my last blog post, Ben suggested several other methods of sourcing sounds to consider. The first suggestion that I tested out was to hire a Doppler fetal monitor, which is a […]
Venue:Turps Gallery and Studios
Date:March 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Apple mic within a latex cover. I decided to cover the Apple mic (mentioned in previous blog post) with a finger cut from a latex glove, firstly to keep moisture out of the microphone and secondly to get rid of […]
My last mentoring session saw me arrive at a point where I knew that I wanted to move forward experimenting with making and collecting soundscapes using the body as a source. I had talked to Ben about how I would […]
During my last session with Lucy Day, I shared with her my current Big Question: How do I make others feel welcome and comfortable in the art world when I so often feel unwelcome and uncomfortable? As a working-class artist, […]
I recently had my first mentoring session with Ben Sadler. Ben is an artist who, alongside his own practice, works collaboratively with Phil Duckworth as Juneau Projects. As this was our first mentoring meeting it was an opportunity to talk […]
Doubtful about the survey and the general direction of the project beyond 2018, for my last A-N bursary mentoring session, I sat down to talk to Jenny Richards, freelance curator and writer and one half of collective Manual Labours. Manual […]
Come April, when the news of the bursary was doing the rounds on social media, it dawned on me; this might be a much bigger project than I intended to take on. I was pretty stunned by the prospect of, […]
It’s been a few months since my last blog and I’m happy to say that I’m keeping with and loving coaching as part of my professional life. Not only is it incredibly satisfying. There’s a real purpose behind each and […]
Date:November 24, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Location:North West England
A blog of thoughts during my one year of a-n Mentoring 2018 with Lucy Day, supported by a-n The Artists Information Company
Announcing the recipients of a-n’s latest professional development bursaries which will enable 25 members to benefit from advice from one of five visual arts mentors, and a further 15 members to remotely access a series of coaching sessions with an accredited coach.
I’ve been extra busy working with four talented Green Door artists this Summer. Each individual has benefited from face-2-face coaching with me as their coach and I’ve enjoyed every single minute of it. From dealing with challenges such as procrastination and […]
This collection bring together a number of resources relevant to artists who are seeking mentoring support at any stage in their career. These guides and profiles offer valuable information, insights and strategies on art practice from a range of expert voices […]
Venue:The Gallery at Bank Quay House
Date:August 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM
Location:North West England
a-n is supporting 15 places for its members to remotely access a series of coaching sessions with an accredited coach, and 25 places to remotely access advice from one of five visual arts mentors.
a-n’s External Programmes and Partnerships Manager Hannah Pierce offers advice on the benefits to artists of mentoring and coaching, and highlights some of the differences between these two approaches to interaction and personal, professional development.
As part of our commitment to supporting artists’ professional development, we are offering 25 places for a-n members to remotely access a series of mentoring sessions with one of five visual arts mentors.
Securing a place on the a-n Visual Arts coaching course was the nudge I needed to propel me into an area of artist development that has great meaning to me.
I live in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. I am trying to find a way of being supported with my artwork. I struggle have mental health difficulties which limits me at times with working. However I always return to art and would […]