The Arts Office, Waterford City and County Council is pleased to announce details of the Big Look online mentoring programme for visual artists. This programme aims to help emerging visual artists with an existing practice in painting and/or drawing to make breakthroughs in their artistic practice by connecting them to artists they can learn from. The scheme is open to artists who are resident in Waterford city and County Council administrative area and is run in partnership with Artform School of Art Dunmore East with the support of the Arts Office, Waterford City and County Council.
Selected mentees will benefit from 12 hours of online one-to-one mentoring time with a matched mentor. Mentors taking part in the scheme are Catherine Barron, Eamon Colman, Julie Cusack, Gabhann Dunne, Maurice Quillinan and Dave West.
Total funding of €7650 to be divided among six successful mentees each of whom will be awarded 12 hours of one-to-one online mentoring over the course of six months.
The mentoring programme will run from June to November 2022 with regular touchpoints between mentors and mentees. In addition, selected mentees will have the opportunity to exhibit alongside other invited artists at the Artform Annual 44 exhibition in Waterford in December 2022.
The deadline for receipt of online applications is 23.59 on 18th May 2022.