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c.a.s.e.

Mentorship Grants 2024

Call for applications

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A mentor of your choosing

c.a.s.e. is offering ten mentoring grants to support ten Northern Rivers’ artists.

Up to $600 per successful grant recipient is available, to be used for mentoring sessions from; a professional artist; someone involved in the creative arts industry; or from someone whose field of expertise is linked to your  practice.

IMPORTANT DATES 

Applications open: 

15 July 2024

Applications close:

15 September 2025

Successful mentees & mentors notified:

 30 September 2024

Mentorship programme finishes:

30 June 2025

WHY HAVE A MENTOR & HOW TO FIND ONE?

Mentoring is for any stage of your art career

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  • Provide one-to-one, relational learning experiences from more experienced practitioners

  • Development and diversification of current skills and understandings in all aspects of your professional practice

  • Expand your practice into wider fields of interest

  • Development of reflective and conceptual practices

  • Build networks within the Northern Rivers Arts Community

  • This is learning through side-by-side coaching - it is more than a workshop

HINTS AND TIPS ON HOW TO FIND A MENTOR

 

To find out more on how to choose and approach a mentor, what a good mentor experience might look like and what you can give back to the mentor, click on the following links:

Useful links about mentoring

WHO CAN APPLY?

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Applicant (Mentee) eligibility:​

  • Must be based either in the Ballina, Byron, Lismore, or Tweed Shires

  • Is an emerging* or mid-career** professional artist

  • Can demonstrate a serious commitment to their art practice

  • Has secured a potential mentor

*Emerging: Is in the early years of their professional practice

**Mid-career: Has an established professional practice, showing a continuous commitment. eg; exhibitions, commissions, representation …

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Applicant's responsibility:

  • To complete and submit an application form in full.  Click to view form

  • To choose, contact, and secure a potential mentor themselves. Mentorship will be subject to the grant being approved

  • To complete with the potential mentor a signed copy of the c.a.s.e Mentorship Grants 2024 terms and conditions and submit this with their application. Click here to view t&c 2024 document

  • To inform the potential mentor that the mentorship will be dependent on being approved for the grant

WHO CAN MENTOR & WHAT MIGHT IT INVOLVE?

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Mentor’s eligibility:

  • A potential mentor may reside outside the Northern Rivers region but must reside in Australia. Applicants are encouraged to first look locally for their mentor

  • They must commit to be a potential mentor for the recipient and have read, agreed to, and signed the Terms and Conditions document

  • Has established experience in their field of interest


What might be the outcomes?

  • A series of mentor sessions (time, frequency, when, and where) agreed on between the potential mentor and mentee

  • In recognition of their commitment to the Northern Rivers Art community, the mentor will be reimbursed for their time up to $600 by c.a.s.e. inc.

  • An opportunity to assist in the development of an emerging artist's practice

  • An exchange of ideas

  • Click here to read mentor & mentee feedback about their 2023 experience

HOW TO PREPARE & SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

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  • Check out the links above for useful information about mentoring

  • Download and make a start on your application form

  • Find and contact the person you would like to be your mentor 

  • If they agree to mentor you, download the Mentoring Grant Terms and Conditions document for you both to discuss, fill in, and sign

  • Finish off the application worksheet following discussions with the potential mentor

  • Submit the application by 15 September 2024

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

Label ALL the documents and jpegs with:

your name and the document/image title

Completed application form

Completed and signed t&c document

Outline of proposed mentoring sessions (where, how & when)

3 x jpegs of your work

1-page cv

Once complete, email your documents and images to:

casemullum@gmail.com 

  1. Mentees will be granted a fund for mentoring up to the value of $600. 

    • please note – the number of hours covered by $600 will depend on the mentor’s hourly rate and the arrangement made between mentor and mentee.

  2. The funds for mentees will be paid by c.a.s.e. directly to the mentor upon completion of the mentoring sessions.

  3. The mentoring will occur and be completed within 9 months from notification of the grant.

  4. The mentee will arrange a plan with the mentor for when (within time frame stated), where, and how the mentoring is to take place and notify c.a.s.e. via email with the details of this plan prior to commencement of the mentor sessions.

  5. The mentee will promote c.a.s.e/ in any media - including social media tagging @c.a.s.e.inc  that occurs directly, during, and from the 2024 mentorship program, and understands that c.a.s.e. may use some of these images in their promotional material.

UPON COMPLETION OF THE MENTORSHIP:

  1. Mentees will email casemullum@gmail.com as soon as they have completed the mentorship, or by 30 May 2025 at the latest with their intended completion date.  Note: All mentorships must be completed by 30 June 2025.

  2. ​c.a.s.e. will then send the mentee an acquittal form to be filled in and returned.

  3. Upon receipt of the acquittal form, the mentee will advise their mentor to invoice c.a.s.e. for payment.

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