As part of New Contemporaries’ commitment to provide practical support and advice to the exhibitors in Bloomberg New Contemporaries, we are partnering with Artquest to provide a free one-to-one mentoring session for all participating artists with respected art world figures including Benjamin Cook (Lux), Lucy Day (Independent Curator) Manick Govinda (Artsadmin) and Soraya Rodriguez (Independent Curator).
During this free 1-hour advice session, mentors will feedback on the artists’ work, suggest potential directions it might take, where it might be sustained within the contemporary arts ecology and introduce artists to organisations and individuals who might support them. This is a valuable opportunity to access experienced specialists and experts with a wealth of knowledge about the realities of forging a career as an artist in the UK art scene and beyond.
"It is a great privilege to have mentoring sessions. One of the main things I missed after graduation were the one on one tutorial sessions. Mentoring sessions are crucial for an artist and could really boost you, shape your work and show you ways that you wouldn’t have thought of before."
Roxman Gatt BNC 2016
"I have got so much from the mentoring programme and found it immensely useful speaking to someone about my professional development."
Zarina Muhammad BNC 2016
As part of the New Contemporaries public programme Artquest is also organising two public events that focus on the impact and methodologies of Peer Mentoring for artists. Subscribe to the Artquest e-letter to hear when these are announced.
Artquest is an organisation dedicated to supporting artists develop their practices and careers by connecting them to the resources, opportunities and networks they need.