VISUAL ARTS MENTORING PROGRAMME (VAMP) 2023
Applications are invited for our innovative and exciting Visual Arts Mentoring Programme 2022. The program has been developed for artists across a broad spectrum of creative disciplines who feel that they would benefit from the support and guidance of a professional practising artist and mentor.
Applicants begin the course in mid-February and are provided with a personal mentor for a period of 12 months. Initially drawn from the experienced pool of tutors currently teaching at Browne School of Art, mentors may also be considered from other avenues, in consultation and agreement with all parties concerned.
Course applicants must have reached a proficient level of engagement with their practice, as assessed by the Browne School of Art faculty upon application.
Course participants are provided with a total of 12 hours of one-on-one contact-time with their mentor regularly spread over the 12 months of the course duration. The timing of these meetings is flexible but must be agreed upon by course participant and mentor. Contact hours may be divided between studio and/or off-site visits, phone contact and through email and Skype. Mentors will work closely to help develop sound studio practice and a more in-depth understanding of the relationship between your ideas, context, and practice.
In addition, Saturday sessions of Painting 4: Professional Practice are open for VAMP participants to attend at an additional, discounted cost of $30 per half day. We will inform you before each Saturday session.
SATURDAY DATES: (10.00am – 4.00pm)
13 Feb | 27 Mar | 8 May | 26 Jun | 7 Aug | 11 Sep | 30 Oct | 27 Nov 2022
11 Feb | 25 Mar | 6 May | 17 Jun | 29 July | 9 Sep | 28 Oct | 2 Dec 2023
Each of these Saturdays includes readings and discussions accompanied by talks and presentations by leading arts practitioners and administrators. There will be hands-on sessions on working processes with various media and materials, working with a gallery, and documenting your work.
The year will conclude (in February following the conclusion of your course) with a two-week exhibition in the BSA Gallery, featuring work selected from all the VAMP course participants.
Please download the course outline/application form below.