SHIFT mentoring program application period starts 1.11.2016

The application period for Finnish Art Agency’s SHIFT mentoring program for professional visual artists is about to begin. SHIFT mentoring program offers personal career coaching, and meetings and workshops with external experts.

A maximum of six (6) coachees will be chosen upon the received applications. The aim of the program is to provide tailored support for developing artists’ careers, for example by helping and planning the organising of exhibitions, setting long-term goals and creating international contacts. We are looking for visual artists who are particularly motivated and committed to push their career forward and set concrete goals for their actions.

SHIFT mentoring program comprises of one-to-one meetings with Finnish Art Agency, joint group meetings with other participating artists and FAA, and one-to-one meetings and workshops with external advisors. The one-to-one meetings will be tailored to fit the coachees individual requirements. The aim of the program is to find the best possible solutions for every artist’s career and situation. 

In addition to group and personal meetings, the program includes workshops and one-to-one meetings with external advisors (curators, experts in communication and writing, sales and marketing professionals, and professionals from the museum field). Personal meetings and workshops themes vary from international relations to written self-expression, from verbalising one’s work to communication with the media, and from marketing and sales to codes and conducts in the museum field. SHIFT mentoring program external advisors will be introduced when the application period starts. 

Before applying read more about the previous programs in 2015 and 2016, and the SHIFT seminar in 2015.