This professional mentoring project is designed to foster creative support networks, encouraging the building and sharing of creative skills.
The opportunity is part of the Barn’s partnership programme with Craft Scotland. This new strand will team established mentors with emerging mentees, creating a short but intensive period of professional development for both parties.
In addition to tailored support from their mentors, mentees will be offered a set fee of £300 to cover their time and expenses. The Mentee will be offered:
- An initial consultation with the allocated mentor to discuss needs and agree specific aims for the mentoring period.
- A series of mentoring sessions. The number, duration, and topics to be negotiated between mentor and mentee during the initial consultation. A minimum of four mentoring sessions (these do not have to be in person) are suggested. An open-ended, sustained dialogue is encouraged throughout the mentoring period.
- Support for the duration of the mentoring period. Forms of support should be negotiated in the initial consultation session but may include: practical craft skills development and advice, professional practice awareness (where applicable to the craft of an individual mentee), advice on cultivating a brand, e-commerce, marketing and self- promotion, and business development.
Mentees are required to produce a short, reflective report on their experience after the end of the project.
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Mentors and Mentees matched: Friday 23rd March
Mentoring package agreed between Mentor and Mentee: Friday 30th March
Mentoring period: from Monday 2nd April 2018 to Monday 28th May 2018
End of project reports due: Monday 11th June 2018Contact us for further information
Applications are welcome from emerging makers and craft professionals who are resident in Aberdeenshire. For the purposes of this programme, an emerging maker is a recent graduate or a person whose craft business is less than 5 years old. Potential mentees must be based in Aberdeenshire to be eligible for this programme.
This role is organised by the Barn and funded by Creative Scotland, Craft Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council. The opportunity is part of the Barn’s Meet Your Maker programme partnership with Craft Scotland.
Apply to be Mentored
Please send a copy of your CV, along with the completed application form, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 28 February 2018.