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Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme

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Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme
13 Oct 2014
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Visual Arts


The Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme 2014/15 is calling for applications from recent visual arts graduates for a 12 month mentorship with artist Luke Munn.

Luke Munn uses the body and code, objects and performances to activate relationships and responses. His projects have featured in the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Fold Gallery London, Causey Contemporary Brooklyn and the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, with commissions from Aotearoa Digital Arts, Creative New Zealand and TERMINAL and performances in Paris, Dublin, Chicago, Berlin, Auckland, and New York. To read more about Luke and his practice please visit his website: http://www.lukemunn.com/

The aim of this programme is to provide a valuable opportunity for emerging artists to focus on their career with the help of an experienced mentor. The programme has been made possible with generous funding from the ASB Community Trust.

The successful 'mentee' will be paired with Luke Munn and will be given 20 hours of guidance over the following 12 months.
*Please note, there will be further mentoring opportunities towards the end of the year for the 2015 programme*

Our mentors provide advice and guidance in the following ways:

  • Giving mentees the confidence to pursue a career in the visual arts once they have left the supportive structure of the art school environment
  • Providing advice about professional practice
  • By helping to develop the skills needed for effective networking and approaching curators in public institutions and dealers in private galleries.
  • Assisting with the completion of applications for exhibition involvement
  • Giving an open dialogue and practical direction for discussing ideas


  • Due to the funding requirements, those eligible to apply will need to be based in Auckland for the duration of the programme
  • Applicants must have a tertiary visual arts qualification and have graduated within the past five years (from 2009 - 2013) from any New Zealand tertiary institution
  • Applicants must not be partaking in any form of tertiary study in the 12 month period
  • Applicants must be available to commit fully in both time and energy to the programme throughout the 12 month period

NOTE: If you do not fit this eligibility criteria, but are interested in being mentored, please send us an email to register your interest in an alternative programme we are developing. Please include 'Alternative mentoring programme' in the subject line and send to: amberleigh@artistsalliance.org.nz


Application forms are available on request from Artists Alliance. Please email amberleigh@artistsalliance.org.nz to request a copy.

Deadline for Applications
Applications must be completed in full and returned to Artists Alliance in digital form to amberleigh@artistsalliance.org.nz no later than 4pm Monday October 13, 2014.

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How to apply

Applications must be completed in full and returned to Artists Alliance in digital form to amberleigh@artistsalliance.org.nz no later than 4pm Monday October 13, 2014.

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6 Oct 2014

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