Mentoring Programme

‘Life begins at the end of your comfort zone’

Neil Donald Walch

Arts Connect is launching a Mentoring Programme for arts and heritage professionals working with children and young people. The purpose is to give learning and engagement professionals the opportunity to seek out information, advice and practical assistance that supports their work and their professional development.

What is Mentoring in the context of this programme?

‘Mentoring is a distinct relationship where one person (the mentor) supports the learning, development and progress of another person (the mentee)’.
Julie Starr

In a mentoring relationship the mentee is responsible for their own learning so your development needs are at the centre of the programme that you will design for yourself. We are inviting you to consider your professional development needs and ambitions and to identify if a mentoring relationship could meet those needs.
Arts Connect wants to support areas of development that will enable you to either feel more secure in your role or to enable you to take a risk and explore a new idea. For example you may wish to:

  • Develop an understanding of how to manage teams or be more effective as a leader
  • Understand how an individual or an organisation has developed and delivered a new way of working whether that is artistically, as a curator or producer
  • Learn how to plan for resilience, balancing the pressures of providing a high quality service that makes a profit for the organisation

The relationship you have with your mentor is a professional arrangement made by you. This opportunity could include a ‘Go and See’ element so long as you will meet with arts and cultural professionals involved in what you are visiting. For example: to ‘Go and See’ another museum, art gallery, event, festival or arts organisation.

How will Arts Connect provide support?

If required, we can offer a one to one consultation to help you to identify the advice and support you need, where that support might be found and we can make introductions. Once you have made your decision you need to send us a proposal. Please see the attached document for further information.
We will also provide up to £700 per individual, per organisation to cover travel expenses. Each organisation can apply for up to 2 individuals to be mentored in this current Bridge programme which ends March 2018.
If you are interested in this opportunity please read this document and then contact Susan Goodwin

Please use this form to submit your enquiry regarding the Cultural sector Professional Development Programme 2016.

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Arts Connect is launching a Mentoring Programme for arts and heritage professionals working with children and young people. This has been developed as a result of the Cultural Survey we completed in 2015 and is designed to meet the needs identified by those involved in learning and engagement work in the arts and heritage sectors. If after reading the attached document you are interested in the programme or would just like a chat to see if you are interested, please contact me.

 

This initiative is part of our wider leadership programme developing the potential of learning and engagement professionals to lead the sector in raising the ambition, quality and impact of their work and thereby securing its future sustainability. The purpose is to give learning and engagement professionals the opportunity to seek out information, advice and practical assistance that supports their work and their professional development.

 

To access the programme you need to have a minimum of 12 months experience of working in learning and engagement in the arts and/or heritage sectors. The Programme is not available to Museum Professionals who took part in the mentoring programmes we ran in 2013-2015.

 

What is Mentoring in the context of this programme? ‘Mentoring is a distinct relationship where one person (the mentor) supports the learning, development and progress of another person (the mentee)’.

Julie Starr

In a mentoring relationship the mentee is responsible for their own learning so your development needs are at the centre of the programme that you will design for yourself. We are inviting you to consider your professional development needs and ambitions and to identify if a mentoring relationship could meet those needs.

Arts Connect wants to support areas of development that will enable you to either feel more secure in your role or to enable you to take a risk and explore a new idea.

For example you may wish to:

  • Develop an understanding of how to manage teams or be more effective as a leader
  • Understand how an individual or an organisation has developed and delivered a new way of working, whether that is artistically, as a curator or producer
  • Learn how to plan for resilience, balancing the pressures of providing a high quality service that makes a profit for the organisation

The relationship you have with your mentor is a professional arrangement made by you. This opportunity could include a ‘Go and See’ element so long as you will meet with arts and cultural professionals involved in what you are visiting. For example: to ‘Go and See’ another museum, art gallery, event, festival or arts organisation.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you wish to talk over your ideas.

 

Kind regards

 

Susan

 

 

 

Susan Goodwin

Associate Director, Cultural Sector Partnerships

 

T: 0121 446 3204 ext 392    M: 07976 912977

W: www.artsconnect.co.uk

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If you have any questions about the mentoring Programme, or about the wider Cultural Sector Development Programme, please contact Susan Goodwin

Please use this form to submit your enquiry regarding the Cultural sector Professional Development Programme 2016.

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