Junto:Mentor

Are you wondering what life after university will hold?
Would you like group critique for your work to continue after graduation?
Do you need advice for getting work in the art industry?
This is a fantastic opportunity to take part in Junto:Mentor

Junto:Mentor is a pilot mentoring scheme for recent graduates developed in partnership with New Work Network. It is designed to provide a support structure during the daunting and often challenging few years following graduation. Junto is a small group of artists who graduated between 2003 and 2007, who have pooled their knowledge and experience to mentor and advise selected applicants.

The focus of each session will be dictated by 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.

Junto:Mentor is a space to explore expectations, fears, hopes and concerns in a supportive environment, and a chance to meet other artists and expand your network.

Junto:Mentor is a Junto project in partnership with New Work Network. Additional support from the Live Art Development Agency and Camden Arts Centre has been provided.

Eligibility
To apply, you must be:
- Graduating from an arts degree course or equivalent in summer 2009 and creating or interested in contemporary performance/interdisciplinary/time-based/live art
- Based in London (or able to cover travel costs to participate)
- Willing to participate in all group discussions about both your own, and others’ work
- Able to attend ALL the sessions
- Either a New Work Network member or will join if selected for programme
- Applications from all sectors of the community are encouraged

Dates for Junto:Mentor
Sun 2 August: Introduction workshop (12-4pm)
Sat 22 August: Critical Feedback and Discussion A (9.45am-5pm)
Sat 5 September: Critical Feedback and Discussion B (9.45am-5pm)
Sat 19 September: Critical Feedback and Discussion C (9.45am-5pm)
Sun 4 October: De-brief and evaluation (2-4pm)

To apply
Email juntoprojects@googlemail.com before 5pm Mon 6 July 2009, with the following information:
- A short statement about why this scheme would be helpful to you (under 500 words)
- The title of your course and the name of your university
- A contact telephone number and email address
- 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 and NWN activity, please email the above address with ‘SUBSCRIBE’ in the subject heading.
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What: Junto:Mentor
Where: London
When: Aug - Oct 2009
Further Details:
-Visit the New Work Network website
Contact: juntoprojects@googlemail.com
Deadline: 5pm Mon 6 July 2009
Who Can Apply: 2009 graduates