Arts / Creative Industry Mentor Opportunity

Are you an experienced arts or creative industry professional based in the Midlands? Are you enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and supporting budding entrepreneurs? Would you like to develop your skills to deliver online learning?

Now approaching the second round of the WebinArt Programme following a successful pilot, expressions of interest are invited from Midlands-based artists and creative industries experts to attend a FREE training day focussing on online workshops and mentoring.

Led by the WebinArt Team, this informative event will cover mentoring guidance and webinar host training, including hands-on technical/digital skills and getting in front of the camera. Attendees will have the opportunity to apply for one of twelve paid mentor positions and collaborate with the WebinArt programme team in the delivery of the 2019 programme.

Date: Tuesday 15 January 2019
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: LCB Depot, Leicester.
Places: 36

Who are we looking for?
Midlands-based successful and experienced artists and creative industries experts from a wide variety of disciplines (including but not restricted to visual art, design, photography, literature and performance, with a minimum of 3 years experience.
Mentoring experience is preferable but not essential. You will be keen to provide business guidance, share knowledge and provide support to less experienced individuals.
You will be eager to develop your own learning and digital skills. You need not have experience of delivering online learning previously.

If you fit this criteria and are interested in attending the training day, please express your interest by following the registration link at

Note: Places are limited and attendance to this event is essential to submitting a mentor application. Registrations of interest close 8 January 2019 and attendance is subject to meeting candidate requirements. Places will be confirmed by 11 January 2019. The training day schedule will be provided upon confirmation.

What is WebinArt?
WebinArt is Creative Leicestershire’s flagship one-year Professional Development Programme for early career artists and creatives in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Rutland. We collaborate with experienced professionals, online and in-person, to help creative start-ups navigate their way to confidence and success.

The programme includes –
1-2-1 bespoke mentoring
12 engaging specialist webinars led by knowledgeable industry experts
6 live web-interviews with inspiring internationally renowned artists
Online and in-person peer networking and support

What is Involved?
Following attendance to the training day and application, successful mentors will be assigned up to 5 mentees and hold 3 bespoke 1-hour mentoring sessions with each with over the course from March 2019 – March 2020. As part of the programme, each mentor will also host an engaging and practical live webinar focussed on an area of specialism, exclusively for participants.

Ideally, candidates’ areas of specialism will cover module subjects such as audience identification and development, finance and funding, productivity, product development, marketing, collaboration, events and workshops, pricing, routes to market and legal matters. However, these subjects are flexible.

Fee: £1000
Estimated total hours: 20
Duration: March 2019 – March 2020

If you have any questions, please contact Cath Pilling – WebinArt Coordintor – You can follow Webinart on Instagram (@webinart_uk) and Facebook (@webinartuk).

Please note: This event and commencement of the 2019 WebinArt Programme is subject to securing funding.

Head over to Instagram (@webinart_uk) and Facebook (@webinartuk) to say hi and join in the conversation! Follow us, share our page and tag us using #webinart to tell us who you are and what you do!

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Contact Name

Cath Pilling

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Start Date

15th November 2018

Closing Date

8th January 2019