We will send you a confirmation email to arrange a meeting with you to discuss the next steps. If you have a mentor already selected, we will ask you to include them in the meeting as well.
If you want us to suggest a mentor for you, we will review our mentors and advisors database and send you some options that we think would be a good fit. It’s entirely up to you who you choose, and if you don’t feel we have someone suitable already we’ll agree with you on how we should go about identifying and approaching someone different.
Once you have been matched with your mentor, we’ll have a kick-off meeting where we will make sure everyone is clear about what you want to develop, how often you would like to meet with your mentor, how your sessions with your mentor might run, and any additional support you will need. It will all be friendly and informal! Once your mentoring is underway, we might ask you to:
- Fill in a short form to tell us how the mentoring is going
- Be generous with your learning and share useful things with other artists in Bradford
- Have a chat with someone from our team to help us understand what difference mentoring has made to you