Mentorship

Austin Emerging Arts Leaders 2019-2020 Mentorship Program

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Austin Emerging Arts Leaders identifies and cultivates the next generation of arts leaders by developing inclusive systems for creative and professional growth. Central to this mission, approximately five (5) emerging artists and arts administrators each year are selected and paired with established mentors to build relationships and aid their professional and creative development.

 

Overview
  • This is a 7 month mentorship for artists and arts administrators in the first 10 years of their careers in the arts.
  • Mentors and mentees will meet at least 7 times over the 7 month period. Meeting times are flexible and based on the scheduling preferences of the mentor and mentee.
  • Each mentorship is different and will be tailored to the creative and professional goals of the mentee.
  • Mentees are selected first and then paired with a mentor based on areas of desired artistic and professional growth, as facilitated by Austin EAL.

 

Mentee Program Requirements

Applicants for the Austin EAL Mentorship Program must...
  • Identify as an artist, arts administrator, or be working toward a career in the arts
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Live within a 25 mile radius of Austin
  • Be within the first 10 years of their arts career*

 

*"Within the first ten years of your arts career" may be realized at different times in different individuals lives, and may embody the creation of art, or its administration.

This application is open to all. We aim for our programs to ensure that all people - including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, differing ability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion - are represented in the Austin arts community and leadership. We particularly encourage individuals who identify with historically underrepresented identities to apply.

 

Program Benefits for Mentees

  • $200 stipend for continuing professional development after the mentorship program is completed
  • Thoughtful and considered vetting process to enable the best possible pairings
  • Private and confidential guidance from your mentor, with whom you can share ideas, concerns, and goals
  • Dedicated program liaison from EAL Austin
  • Kick-off, closing celebration, and networking events with other mentors and mentees
  • A community to help you continue your artistic and professional growth after the program is over

Program Benefits for Mentors

  • Thoughtful and considered vetting process to enable the best possible pairings
  • Private and confidential relationship with mentee, with whom you share career advice and constructive, professional guidance
  • Dedicated program liaison from EAL Austin
  • Kick-off, closing celebration, and networking events with other mentors and mentees
  • The opportunity to positively impact and connect with Austin's emerging arts community
  • Optional $200 stipend

Questions? Contact ealaustin@gmail.com.

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