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10 months creative support

Industry knowledge, mentoring and creative expertise

The Mentoring Club is a 10 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.

Paperarts experts

Here's the mentoring club features

Support for every artist

This is who the mentoring club is for

And in this paragraph, we’re talking a little more specific about the life stage, experiences, education etc that can participate in the Mentoring Club. Beneath, we’ll bullet point the types of artists.

How to apply

Become a part of the Paperarts Mentoring club

Here is something about applying for this service, e.g. applications are open until a date, or applications are currently under review. We can then link to a register your interst form on the contact page.

Mentoring Alumni

Meet our mentoring club artists

Here is a short paragraph about how proud PAPER Arts is of the Mentoring Club alumni, and something about following them on their creative journey.

Michelle Curtis

Charly Evans

Grace Kress

Ramona Bigwood

Harriet Wood

Hazzard0ne

Aime Cox-Tennant

Studio Cotton

Katy Welsh

Katy Welsh

James Alexander

Pencil Squeezer

Cai Burton

Yasmin Qureshi

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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