Peer Forum: Information and application form for host organisations

Information for organisations interested in partnering on the Peer Forum project in 2020

About Peer Forum

Peer Forum is a programme run by Artquest in partnership with arts organisations around London that supports artists peer mentoring groups. The project provides 3 artist peer mentoring groups with a £1800 award and a space at one of our partner organisations to meet 6 times over a 6 month period.

We are currently inviting expressions of interest from potential partner organisations to host one of these peer mentoring groups in 2020.  Artquest will select 3 partner organisations. Each will host 1 of 3 artist peer mentoring groups over a 6 month period.

Participating artist peer mentoring groups will be selected through open call March/April 2020. See the Peer Forum 2020 project page for more information.

How to apply

To apply to be a project partner and host a Peer Forum group in 2020 please complete the online form below no later than 10am Monday 17 February 2020.

If you have any questions about the programme or application procedure please email Nick Kaplony.

Project Timeline

  • 17 February 10am  – Application deadline for host organisations
  • 2 March – Host organisations selected / confirmed
  • 23 March – Call opens for artist peer mentoring groups
  • 20 April – Deadline for artist peer mentoring groups
  • Week commencing 4 May – Selected artist peer mentoring groups informed
  • Monday 1 June 2020 – Orientation meeting for selected artist peer mentoring groups and host organisations
  • June – December 2020 – Peer Forum sessions take place at host organisations
  • Monday 14 December 2020 – Closing evaluation event with participating artist peer mentoring groups and host organisations.

Benefits

Participating in the Peer Forum programme as a hosts provides:

  • A new funded strand to your public programme that engages artists audiences in a different way
  • An opportunity to build relationships with new networks of artists
  • Promotion of your organisations activities to Artquest’s and participating artists’ networks

Partner roles and responsibilities

If selected participating host organisations are expected to

  • Promote the open call for peer forum on their social media platforms, website and newsletter
  • Participate in the selection of lead artist
  • Provide a regular space for peer mentoring groups to take place
  • Liase with the lead artists to arrange a mutually agreeable time for these
  • Promote their involvement in the project on your website
  • Provide basic refreshments for artist meetings
  • Provide basic AV/technical equipment and support as needed for the artist (use of a projector/laptop if possible)
  • Have a member of staff attend at least one session if invited by the Peer Forum group

Artquest will

  • Pay for the lead artists time in coordinating the project
  • Promote the open call for participants to artists and our networks on our social media platforms, website and newsletter
  • Draft and host application information on the Artquest website
  • Participate in the selection of lead artist
  • Run an orientation session that provides advice/support in effectively running peer mentoring groups for all artist groups and host organisations participating in the programme
  • Run a closing / evaluation event for all peer mentoring groups and host organisations participating in the programme
  • Promote partnership on Artquest website
  • Contract the artists

If you have any questions about the programme or application procedure please email Nick Kaplony.

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