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Applications Now Open for the The Mentoring Club!

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About The Mentoring Club

The Mentoring Club is a ten month programme for a small group of young creatives, from illustrators to designers, with artistic ideas, that meet once a month to develop their projects. The group look at ways to increase clientele, generate ideas on getting their work out to a wider audience and develop their branding and online presence. We host a range of sessions, designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to earn a living out of their creative talents.

Ages: 16 – 25
Deadline for applications: 11am Monday 16th April 2018
Interviews to discuss your application and work: Thursday 19th April 2018
Location: Redbrick House, St Pauls, Bristol, BS2 8QH

What’s on offer

• A Mentoring Club sketchbook
• Action learning sets
• Goal setting sessions
• Professional mentoring
• Peer to peer learning and a chance to meet other young creatives
• Showcase opportunities
• Help in setting up as a freelance practitioner
• Professional business support

What we are looking for

We are looking for really committed people, just starting their creative career, who are passionate and driven to make their creative work a success. We would like to hear from people with a strong idea of where they would like to take their creative practice, but aren’t sure how to get there. We are looking for people to use this opportunity to make their ambitions a reality, in a fun and supportive club.

How to apply

We are looking for eight young artists, anyone with a creative vision, idea and passion to apply for this opportunity.
Applications must be sent to [email protected] or completed online by 11am on Monday 16th April 2018

 

 

 

 

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Dates

Deadline for applications: 11am on Monday 16th April 2018
Interviews to discuss your application and work: Thursday 19th April 2018
Project starts: Thursday 26th April 2018
The Mentoring Club will take place on the last Thursday of every month, 10am – 3.30pm
(No sessions in December but two in January on Thursday 10th and 31st)
Project ends: Thursday 31st January 2019

Where will The Mentoring Club take place?

The Mentoring Club will take place on the last Thursday of every month, on the ground floor of our coworking space – Redbrick House, St Pauls, Bristol, BS2 8QH.

Contact information

To find out more contact Grace Kress, PAPER Arts’ Creative Programme Director on 07446 646 541 or by emailing [email protected]

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The future of paper arts

A Statement from the Board of Directors

 

Like many organisations, PAPER Arts has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. In 2020, on appointment of a highly skilled CEO, we made the bold decision to review our business model and begin a process of research and development in order to shape a new service and to better support creatives in Bristol with professional development, networking and the opportunity to learn new skills.

Throughout the pandemic we have proudly supported creatives in Bristol, with a focus on young people from St Pauls, our Creative Employment programme hosted over 20 sessions and we welcomed 17 young people to feed into our research and development proposal. 

However, the last 18 months have been a huge challenge, while we’ve been able to successfully deliver a plethora of projects since our inception seven years ago, we have been unable to secure the funding necessary to realise our ambitious plans for the future and to provide our organisation with much needed financial stability.

As a result, it is with a heavy heart that the current PAPER Arts team, made up of Grace, Kate, Katy, Lau and Amie will no longer be able to continue in their roles. Our small team has delivered a substantial amount of value to the community we serve and the Board of Directors are endlessly grateful for the skills and professionalism they bring with them each and every day. We are proud to know and work alongside such talented individuals and believe that the arts sector is a better place with them in it. 

The ideas generated by this team are inspiring and hopeful and the Board of Directors wholeheartedly believe in the importance of supporting the creative community in Bristol.

As September ends and the seasons change PAPER Arts will be going into hibernation in order to survive this adversity. Our voluntary Board of Directors will spend the coming months considering the future of PAPER Arts, the role we can play in the arts sector in Bristol and how we can sustainably move forwards. We don’t know what that will look like yet, but as soon as we are able to share more with you we will. 

In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to speak to someone about the future of PAPER Arts please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] – Kirsten Cree, one of the Board of Directors will be monitoring this inbox. 

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