As a result of the research findings Create and Common Ground administered two mentoring awards available to artists working in collaborative/participative arts in two specific context areas: Arts and Health and Cultural Diversity.
The mentoring awards were open to artists, across all art forms, working collaboratively in culturally diverse contexts. The awards were intended to support the establishment and development of mentoring support with a named mentor.
The Connect Mentoring Programme is an Arts Council funded initiative.
The recipients were: Sheelagh Broderick mentee; Marie Brett, mentor
Eligible applicants needed to describe arts and health practice which was of a collaborative nature – i.e. work produced with staff, service users and/or families in a health care setting. This seed funding was not available to support mentoring in arts and health where the practice prioritised therapeutic outcomes.
The recipients were; Melatu Okorie (mentee) and Lia Mills( mentor)
Eligible applicants needed to describe collaborative/participative arts practice produced with communities of place and/or interest where the focus of interest was cultural diversity.
Create is involved periodically in commissions and awards with partner organisations.
Information on these opportunities and how to apply will be available here, along with details of past initiatives.