Emerging visual and media artists, musicians, and cultural managers in Guelph and Wellington County are invited to apply to the Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project. This opportunity will support artists in the critical transition to professional life.
Through the project, artists will work with established-artist mentors to develop the professional networks and business and management skills needed for creative careers in Guelph.
Participants in the project will include SOFAM fourth-year students and recent grads, as well as other emerging Guelph-Wellington artists. They will have a discipline focus in visual or media arts, music, or cultural management
GAC and SOFAM are grateful for support from the RBC Emerging Artists Project.
The RBC Emerging Artists Project helps artists bridge the gap from emerging to established, and supports organizations that provide the best opportunity to advance their career trajectory.
Expectations: Artist participants will be expected to:
1) engage in mentorship sessions with an established-artist mentor (4 - 6 hours per participant), who will share their own experience and perspective
2) collaborate with other project participants on a finale exhibition or performance, with support from mentors.
In leading the project, Guelph Arts Council will abide by its Code of Conduct and conflict of interest policy, and expects its project partners, participants, and mentors to do the same.
Timeline: The Project will be implemented corresponding to the University of Guelph’s Fall 2019 Semester. Participation in the project requires a commitment from October through November to a minimum of four hours participation in mentoring sessions and to collaborative planning of a group exhibition.
Location: SOFAM and/or GAC will provide space for training and mentorship sessions.
Process: By completing this application by Sunday, September 22, 2019 before 11:59 pm.
Current CV or Artist Bio (max. 4 pages) that includes artistic activities for the past 12 to 18 months.
Three to seven images, MP3 files, or video links of previous work, if applicable
List of images, MP3 files, or video links: Include file names, title, description, medium/instrument, dimensions (if applicable), date completed or performed, if applicable
A brief letter (100 - 350 words) describing your interest in the project, your artistic and career goals, and how you expect to benefit from the project.
Call Closes: Sunday, September 22 at 11:59 pm
Notification: Friday, September 27
Guelph Arts Council
@10C Shared Space
42 Carden Street
Guelph, ON N1H 3A2