AboutDid you graduate between 2007and 2009?
Does your practice explore the area between live and visual art?
Do you need advice on working in the arts?
Would you like group critique for your work to continue now you've left university?
This is a fantastic opportunity to take part in Junto:Mentor at 176 / Zabludowicz Collection
Junto:Mentor is a peer-to-peer mentoring scheme for recent graduates, designed to provide a support structure during the daunting and challenging few years following graduation.
Junto:Mentor is run by a small group of artists, who graduated between 2003 and 2007 and have pooled their knowledge and experience within the live, visual and sound art sectors to create various peer support groups within London. It offers a supportive environment to share expectations, fears, hopes and concerns as well as a chance to meet other artists and expand your network. The focus of each session will be tailored to the particular needs of the applicants you may want to talk about the practicalities of life after university, critique a particular piece of work or receive general advice about your practice.
In January 2010, Junto:Mentor will be running this scheme over four weekly sessions at 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, a contemporary art gallery in a Grade II listed 19th century building in Chalk Farm. With this location in mind, a particular focus for these sessions will be the crossover between live and visual art and developing practices in response to specific contexts. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in exploring these areas.
To take part in Junto:Mentor is free but applicants must be:
â¢ A graduate from an arts BA course or equivalent within the last 2 years and interested in creating live work in a contemporary fine art/gallery/project space context
â¢ Based in London (or able to cover travel costs to participate)
â¢ Willing to participate in all group discussions about both your own, and others' work and the challenges you are facing post university
â¢ Able to attend ALL the sessions
Applications from all sectors of the community are encouraged
Dates for Junto:Mentor
Junto:Mentor will run in January 2010 on the below dates, with the possibility of additional dates for group visits to other events and performances:
Monday 4th January
Wednesday 13th January
Monday 18th January
Wednesday 27th January
Email firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm on Monday 14 December, with the following information:
â¢ A short statement about why this scheme would be helpful to you and your interest in creating live work in a contemporary fine art/ gallery/ project space context (under 500 words)
â¢ The title of your course and the name of your university
â¢ A contact telephone number and email address
â¢ Include any access needs that you would like us to be aware of to enable you to take part in Junto:Mentor
We won't judge your writing we just want to hear why this project would be good for you.
If you are unable to attend the above sessions but would like to be kept up to date informed of our future mentoring projects, please email the above address with âSUBSCRIBE' in the subject heading.
We will inform successful applicants by Monday 21 December.
Junto:Mentor will be taking place at 176 / Zabludowicz Collection as part of a month-long programme Testing Ground. For more information please visit www.projectspace176.com