What is peer mentoring?

Similar to the crits that you might have experienced if you went to art college, a peer mentoring group is a regular gathering of practitioners who support each other by discussing their practices, th… Continue Reading What is peer mentoring?

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Benefits of peer mentoring

Peer mentoring is an essential but often overlooked aspect of an artist’s working life. Peer groups provide not only critical feedback necessary to develop work, but also the practical day-to-day supp… Continue Reading Benefits of peer mentoring

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Peer mentoring groups: Resources required

Establishing and running (or even just being involved) in a peer mentoring group is a commitment that takes time and energy, so it’s important to understand the work as well as the benefits involved.… Continue Reading Peer mentoring groups: Resources required

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Administering peer mentoring groups

An organiser should take on responsibility for administration of the group. They need to be reliable, competent, have adequate free time (around 2 days per month) and it helps to have good personal ne… Continue Reading Administering peer mentoring groups

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Building a peer mentoring group

Deciding which artists you are going to invite to be participate in your peer mentoring group is a balance between inviting ones you feel comfortable sharing work-in-progress with, and using it as an… Continue Reading Building a peer mentoring group

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Peer mentoring group planning meeting

Once you have your peer mentoring group participants confirmed, it’s a good idea to get everyone together for a planning meeting. This meeting is not about showing work but to get a majority consensus… Continue Reading Peer mentoring group planning meeting

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Scheduling peer mentoring meetings

To help schedule your sessions in advance it’s useful to decide how long your peer mentoring group will commit to meeting regularly. A commitment of 6 – 12 months if structured correctly could give a… Continue Reading Scheduling peer mentoring meetings

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Finding a venue for peer mentoring

Where you decide to have your peer mentoring meetings is crucial. BLUNT peer mentoring group in the studio during the Lifeboat residency. Image courtesy Sabrina Fuller Different kinds of venue you mig… Continue Reading Finding a venue for peer mentoring

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Structuring peer mentoring sessions

When structuring your peer mentoring sessions, giving enough time for discussion and feedback is vital. PEER FORUM at The Photographers’ Gallery- Photo by Daniel Regan Provide enough time for artists… Continue Reading Structuring peer mentoring sessions

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Presenting and feedback in peer mentoring groups

Presenting work in progress can be daunting to any practitioner. While it’s important that presenters are open to feedback it’s also helpful if feedback is delivered in a sensitive considered way. PEE… Continue Reading Presenting and feedback in peer mentoring groups

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