Championing Artistic Ambition
Images: Courtesy Sia Duff, Sam Roberts and Lana Adams.
The Guildhouse Creative Champions provide essential support for our game-changing Catapult Mentorship Program. Join other individuals and businesses who are prepared to throw their support behind artists and ambitious arts practice.
One of the most powerful ways artists refine their practice is through mentorships. For those of you in the corporate sector, this is not a foreign concept. Mentors teach, they steward and guide, advocate and advise. The challenge is – without funded opportunities neither the artist mentee or their mentor can afford to take time away from their work to dedicate to meaningful professional development.
Every donation made to this program goes directly into the costs of running Guildhouse’s Catapult mentorship program. Donations from Creative Champions provide vital funding of $5,000 to each mentoring partnership to facilitate career development.
This opportunity is literally opening up the world to South Australian artists, providing opportunities to extend their networks all over Australia, Europe and the USA.
Our Creative Champions initiative calls for passionate leaders in South Australia to make a three-year commitment to the future of creativity in our state, supporting ambitious artistic mentorships annually for our best visual artists and craftspeople. Guildhouse Creative Champions will contribute a minimum pledge of $1,000 per annum over three years.
The Hon Diana Laidlaw AM
Carolyn Hewson AO
As a Creative Champion, we invite you into this incredible world of artistic expression and talent. As a Champion you’ll have the opportunity to meet with the artists involved in our Catapult program, attend intimate behind the scenes events, and experience their success as their careers grow. Your pledge will unlock a world of opportunity for every artist you support.
I have gained a greater sense of purpose and clarity in my practice, and in turn in life. I have gained more confidence in my skills and abilities. I’ve become more efficient in my making and have a much better understanding of what running a successful business from a creative practice looks like.
This opportunity has been pivotal at this stage in my professional career.
My expectations of criticality, creativity, and engagement for Sarra’s project and future as an artist have refreshed my own self-reflective process; sharpened my vision and led to a renewed excitement for my own work.
The opportunity to share knowledge and skills, Sarra’s engagement in my practice, has lent a sense of relevance to my own experience and practice.