A new mentoring opportunity supporting early-career creatives working in clay.
Do you feel that you face barriers in having a creative career?
British Ceramics Biennial Talent Development programme is delivering a mentorship opportunity during 2022. The mentoring programme is for early-career creatives working in clay who feel that they face barriers progressing in their career and accessing a professional network in the field of contemporary ceramics.
The mentoring programme will support up to seven early career artists between June – December 2022. The programme will provide early career artists with 4-5 mentoring sessions, training, a network of peers and support from the BCB team.
The mentoring process involves the mentee asking for specific guidance around aspects of their work and professional practice. We hope that through the programme mentees can strengthen their connections and we can create a supportive, career enhancing opportunity for a group of early-career artists.
We encourage applications from people who feel they face barriers, this may include: financial, ethnicity, education, social class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, neurodiversity, if you have long term health condition/s or due to other protected characteristics.
Who can apply?
The open call is for early-career artists:
Within 5 years of beginning their practice
Who feel they face barriers in accessing a professional network in the field of contemporary ceramics
Who feel having a mentor and a group of peers would have a positive impact on the next steps they seek to take in their career and practice
Looking for advice and guidance on how to progress in their career or creative practice
Who want to build confidence in specific areas of their creative practice or professional life and feel a group of peers and a mentor can support them
Who are in need of a sounding board to work through ideas or problems they are facing
£Free but there is a time commitment.
0.00 and 4-5 mentoring sessions, training, a network of peers and support from the BCB team