Current project Featured Past Project 2016 2017

Peer Forum, Artquest’s annual Peer Mentoring programme aims to assist artists by providing them with the funding, space and resources necessary to establish their own peer mentoring groups. Artquest are working in partnership with a number of London’s respected art spaces to host these groups giving participants the opportunity to build relationships with their host organisation.

Artquest will fund a peer mentoring group at four organisations over a 6 month period.  So far, this year Artquest has funded artists peer mentoring groups at Camden Arts Centre, Cubitt and The Photographers’ Gallery.

Selected artists/groups will receive:

  • An all-inclusive award of £1,800 to run 6 peer mentoring sessions over a 6 month period with a regular group of 10-12 other artists (Please note, some host organisations provide additional support. See specific organisational call details as they are announced.)
  • A space provided by one of Artquest’s project partners for the peer mentoring sessions to take place (and in some cases basic refreshments and presentation equipment).

Artists awarded this opportunity will be expected to coordinate all aspects of the peer mentoring sessions, liasing with host organisations and participating artists to arrange a mutually agreeable time for peer mentoring sessions to take place

Before applying for any of the PEER FORUM groups please read our guide to peer mentoring groups and accompanying downloadable PDF to assist with your application and the running of your sessions. For a case study of an Artquest supported Peer Mentoring group listen to this audio from Will Clifford that took place as part of the Self Assembly series of talks, or this interview with photographer Lewis Bush who was awarded the PEER FORUM grant at The Photographers’ Gallery in 2016.

There are currently no open calls for peer forum groups as part of this programme. Future calls will appear on this page and in the Artquest newsletter (subscribe here). If you have any questions regarding the programme as a whole please email Nick Kaplony.


In 2016 Artquest supported mentoring groups at the following organisations