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2021/2022 Newcastle Art Space Mentorship Program 

Our current mentors are:

  • Curatorial - Courtney Novak

  • Ceramics - Jacquie Garcia, Ali Sobel-Read (hand building)

  • Installation/sculpture - Jen Denzin, Louisa Magrics, Joanna O'Toole

  • Illustration - Liz Anelli, Susanna Harrison

  • Jewellery - Barb Nanshe

  • Painting - Peter Gardiner, Belinda Street, Pablo Tapia

  • Photography - Joerg Lehmann, James Rhodes

  • Printmaking - Chris Clifton, Graham Wilson

The basics:

  • The program will see emerging artists apply to be mentored for one year, from July to June.

  • There is no cost associated with the program.

  • The program is competitive. Applicants will need to complete an application. 

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. There is no upper age limit.  

  • Applicants must be emerging artists in the first five years of their full-time art practice.

  • Applicants must reside or have their working studio within the Mentorship Program Area, which includes Hunter region local government areas. Refer to the Mentee Application Guide below for more information. 

What is involved?

The successful applicant will be paired with their preferred established art practitioner for one year. The nature of the mentorship is up to each individual mentor. It is an opportunity for skills, knowledge and experience to be passed from a practising established artist to an emerging artist. The mentee is expected to meet with their mentor once a month and attend quarterly get-togethers with the 2021/2022 Mentorship cohort. Mentees are also required to participate in an exhibition, alongside their mentor, showcasing the outcomes of their mentorship, as well as an end-of-program evaluation session.


How do I apply?

Key dates
Applications open: Wednesday 23 June 2021
Applications close: Wednesday 7 July 2021
Successful applicants notified: Wednesday 14 July

Mentor + mentee briefing session: Saturday 17 July (pencil this in your diary today!)

Mentoring commences: from 18 July 2021