Catapult Mentorships

Image: Fran Callen with mentor Christopher Orchard. Photograph Aise Dillon

Guildhouse is thrilled to announce a new three-year career development mentorship program for South Australian artists, craftspeople and designers, generously funded by visionary philanthropic organisation, The Ian Potter Foundation.

The program, aptly titled Catapult, will provide creative professionals with essential funding and support to allow them to further develop their careers through a 6 to 8 month funded mentorship.

Catapult will offer 23 funded mentorships over three years, including 20 mentorships at $5,000 and three $10,000 mentorship opportunities for more established artists.  The project also includes an important research study in partnership with the University of South Australia to examine the impact of mentorships on artistic careers over time.

The program will have a strong focus on regional artists, both as mentees and mentors, and Guildhouse is partnering with Country Arts South Australia to support regional artists to be involved. The Government of South Australia is also contributing to this initiative.

Guildhouse will be calling for applications for the first round of Catapult mentorships at the end of July 2018.