Mentoring 101 for Artists
Have you ever thought about getting a mentor or becoming a mentor to other artists? Mentoring can be a very important part of an artists professional development. It can be very broad, relating to long-term goals or very specific, relating directly to special projects, growing your professional network, working internationally or expanding your business or marketing skills. To introduce Creative Frame members to the practicalities of mentoring we will host a mentoring workshop for both mentors and mentees. The workshop will offer an introduction to the mentoring mindset and explore the skills and approaches needed for mentoring to be successful for both parties.
During the workshop we will also hear from artists who have been part of successful mentoring partnership as mentors or mentees. The workshop will be facilitated by Monika Sapielak from the Centre for Creative Practices.
It is advised that anyone intending to make an application for a Leitrim County Council Arts Office’s Mentoring Bursary in 2021 attends this workshop.
Date: Friday March 25th
Time: 11.00am – 1pm
Monika Sapielak is Co-founder and CEO of the Centre for Creative Practices which focuses on integrating, promoting and mentoring experimental, emerging and migrant artists. She is the curator of its yearly flagship event called New Voices of Ireland Series. www.cfcp.ie and a founder & CEO of ArtConnected, www.artconnected.ie. She is a recipient of the Merit to Polish Culture awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as well as a main recipient of the Arthur Guinness Fund.
Monika’s mentoring and coaching expertise includes Creative Professional Development Mentoring, Personal and Career Development for Creative Practitioners, Curatorial Mentoring as well as Creative Start-Ups Support, Business Strategy for Creative Organisations and Enterprises, Fundraising, EU Funding – grant writing and grant applications’ review, audience development, and market research.