The Mentorship Progamme
The Sutton Report ‘Evaluating Access’ identifies mentoring as one of the most effective methods of increasing the number of disadvantaged young people at University. The benefits at entry level and throughout a chosen career are quantifiable.
To increase accessibility and enhance the social mobility of the art industry, we will launch a free mentoring scheme early 2018. This will connect prospective and established candidates with professionals from the art industry via our website and app.
We hope that the Mentors will become part of a community, as well as the candidates. We envision that thanks to the inspiring nature of this mentorship programme and the Mentors will help shape and guide the careers of prospect candidates, who will become mentors of Easel in years to come.
HOW DOES MENTORING WORK?
We have compiled a volunteer list of hundreds of colleagues and professionals, spanning every facet of the art industry. Once an Easel candidate has browsed the Learn section of our website and decided they would like to be mentored, they can register to our Mentoring Programme.
Mentees and mentors will be matched using the data accrued from their registration and applications forms. They can be matched with skill sets that they would like to learn more about or they can be linked with a professional who holds the exact position they are interested in.
There is a registration for mentees and an application form for mentors - mentees will be automatically accepted onto the programme, whist mentors can apply and the Easel team will review their application.