Mentoring - a-n The Artists Information Company

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First mentoring session

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 […]

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Evaluation and ideas for the new year

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 […]

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Support structures: mentors and methodology

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, […]

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Happy to be Coaching

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 […]

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A Year

A blog of thoughts during my one year of a-n Mentoring 2018 with Lucy Day, supported by a-n The Artists Information Company

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Pre-mentoring reading list

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 […]

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Coaching or Mentoring: which is right for you?

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.

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a-n Mentoring 2018

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.

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Mentoring

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 […]

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Long time no speak…

Hellooooooo (I meant to put that many “o’s” by the way and in my head sounded quite like Mrs Bucket (Bouquet), if you don’t know who that is shame on you). So I have no written for quite a while […]

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Mentoring

I’ve decided to set up some mentoring. It feels like a good time to do this now that I have a clearer sense of my research interests. I’m looking forward to the trip to York and the Dalby Forest – the […]

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Making

A couple of years ago I undertook a period of professional development myself. It’s always good to stop and look at what you’re doing and think about where you want to go next. It was a very valuable experience and […]

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StudioBook – Week 2

24.07.17 – 28.07.17 Not exactly rejuvenated, but certainly less nervous than the precious Monday, the second week began. Maybe it was that the group were now comfortable with one another, or that the topics covered in week 2 were a […]

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December 2016: End of the Mentoring

My mentor encouraged me to experiment with still life beyond the dolls. I had produced a portrait of my cats using their chewed cat toys for an exhibition I curated at PAPER, The Cat Show, and considered how I could […]

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David Hancock – Professional Development Bursary

As a recipient of the Professional Development Bursary, I asked for support to investigate the potential of identify potential galleries with whom I could develop a relationship and possibly gain gallery representation. My mentor worked with me over 9 months to realise this.

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StudioBook – Week 1

17.07.17 – 22.07.17 The week began with a morning of presentations to introduce ourselves and our practices – watched and commented on by Manchester Art Gallery curator, Kate Jesson. So no pressure. I’d practiced what I would say in the […]

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Untitled blog post from "StudioBook 2017 a-n Bursary"

I applied to StudioBook’s open call in April 2017 having moved up to Manchester from London six months earlier. This relocation was largely to enable more focus on my artistic practice – something that was never fully possible in the […]

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StudioBook 2017 a-n Bursary

StudioBook is an 8-month artist mentoring programme by Mark Devereux Projects. I have been selected as one of the twelve participating artists and will be documenting the experience via this a-n blog.

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