Let's be real here - being a fresh young artist doesn't always come with easy beginnings, and it's quite often that we need a helping hand.
Creative Mentoring Projects are just that - arts projects designed to help a variety of young people enter the arts by providing a wide range of activities and events, whether they are looking to have a career in the arts or just up for having fun!
Have a look at some mentoring providers below:
- Shoreditch Trust - a registered charity that works with local residents to help to improve their health, wellbeing, social networks and opportunities.
- Creative Mentors - a charity that helps secondary students with learning differences to engage successfully with the educational opportunities they are offered at school.
- The WoMentoring Project - This project offers free mentoring by professional literary women to talented up and coming female writers who would otherwise find it difficult to access similar opportunities.
- Bealach (Wales) - A transformational opportunity for local creative people from Lewis and Harris to receive invaluable support and mentoring from established artists and professionals.
- I Am Creative - part of the Ideas Foundation, I Am Creative offers young people aged 13 - 19 to come up with their own advertising & marketing campaigns.
- OYAP - an intensive course of training, learning, mentoring, project development and leadership for 18-25 year olds who are looking to start their creative career.
- Creativity in Care - City Arts: The Creativity in Care programme aims to explore creative and sustainable approaches to promote the well-being outcomes of older people in residential care.
- Mike Elliston - an experienced playwright that offers advice & mentoring to other playwrights.