Mentoring - a-n The Artists Information Company

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a-n Mentoring Bursaries 2019

As part of our commitment to supporting artists’ professional development, we are offering a-n members remote access to a series of mentoring sessions with our visual arts mentors.

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Following The Water

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 […]

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~ a kind of sticky death-kiss ~

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. […]

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~ there is no cauterising moment ~

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 […]

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Doppler discovery.

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 […]

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Post mentoring session experiments.

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 […]

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Second mentoring session with Ben Sadler.

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 […]

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The Question

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, […]

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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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