The popular peer-mentoring programme hosted by Assemblage was re-launched in March 2013, offering a more structured format with dedicated mentors. Since September 2010, young and emerging artists have been benefitting from peer-mentoring through the Johannesburg-based visual arts organisation.
Assemblage’s peer mentoring groups are open to anyone who is serious about pursuing a career as an artist. The basic idea is simple, but powerful. A group of working artists and art professionals, practicing in a variety of media, get together to discuss, critique and advise on one another's work and concepts. Assemblage places great value on peer review and not producing work in isolation.
As the organisation has grown it has found that the needs of the Johannesburg visual arts community continually need to be re-evaluated. This new structured format will allow for a greater emphasis on the development of concepts and artwork, in relation to conceptual and contemporary practice. It will also encourage one-on-one engagement with a dedicated mentor and relationship building with your peers.
How it works:
Artists are invited to participate in Assemblage’s second peer mentoring cycle of 2013 which will run for 3 months from June-August. During this period artists must commit to 3 peer mentoring sessions (1 per month). The sessions will take place at Assemblage’s NewARC on:
Tues 18 June (18:00-21:00)
Tues 23 July (18:00-21:00)
Tues 20 August (18:00-21:00)
At these sessions, artists will be assigned to a group, will be able to present their works and concepts, and will receive guidance and advice from their peers and from their dedicated mentors. As accomplished arts professionals, these mentors will work with the artists in their group to develop their practice over the 3 month period.
The sessions are free and are open to all visual artists. However, in order to attend artists must RSVP by no later than 14 June 2013. Click here to RSVP.
Space is limited so apply early.
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