The programme is designed to allow artists who are ready to enter the market at a professional level, the opportunity to have their first solo contemporary commercial gallery exhibition, and gain the insights of professional mentors who have forged long career paths themselves. This opportunity is for visual artists who have been working on their artistic voice for sometime and are ready to take the next step. This programme would serve as a launch platform or introduction to the professional art sector.
Past mentors include among others: Walter Oltmann, Tanya Poole, Leora Farber, Usha Seejarim, Wilma Cruise, Kim Berman, Kagiso Pat Mautloa and Gordon Froud. Past mentees include among others: Senzo Nhlapo, Louis Olivier, Nomusa Makhubu and Thabang Lehobye. The Artspace Mentorship Programme (now the Lizamore & Assoc, Mentorshop Programme) was hosted at the 2010 & 2011 Joburg Art Fair as one of the featured development projects alongside Artist Proof Studio’s FUNDA and the Market Photo Workshop. Both the work of selected mentors and mentees gained exposure to the public and the art market. This was through the generous support of the Gauteng Provincial Government and BASA.
The entries for the Mentorship Programme closes 31 October 2013.
For Application forms and more info regarding the programme, here or email firstname.lastname@example.org