This is no longer ongoing
As part of her Artsadmin Artists' Bursary, Rosalie Schweiker has been given £300 to spend on mentoring. Instead of using this money to network in private, Rosalie has decided to distribute it through a day of open mentoring sessions.
No matter if you work in the arts or not, you are invited to give Rosalie a thirty minutes mentoring session, for which you will be paid a £30 cash fee. Maybe you've seen Rosalie's work develop over the recent years and have a clear idea of what she could do better? Or maybe you've never heard her name, but have always wanted to tell an artist what to do? Or maybe you're a well-connected high-profile art world gatekeeper who could do with the cash? Whatever your motivation might be, you're invited to do one of ten mentoring slots and share your (non-) knowledge.
The open call mentoring is part of Rosalie Schweiker's Artsadmin Artists' Bursary, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation
The open mentoring sessions are an experimental attempt to think about value creation in the arts. Even if you're not a normal artist, you have to spend so much time on framing your work in the accepted formats: you write catchy statements, you sit in symposiums until your arse hurts, you try to meet up with people who will be "useful" to you at some time in a speculative future. I've always been in love with and wanted to be one of those artists who destablise their own practices, and by that I don't just mean people who sometimes publicly bitch about institutions, but people (and most of them seem to be women) who set up their own structures for publicising, distributing and making their work. People who don't rely on reviews, sales or the gallery circuit to add value to their work. Anyhow, so when it came to deciding what I am going to do with this great privilege of having money to spend on mentoring, I thought I'd like to attract some different people to this process, people I don't know yet and people who might not usually get paid to give feedback. I was also struck by the fact that these mentoring processes still remain very private and wanted to see what happens if you decide on a more public consultation.