We are currently accepting applications for creative writing mentor, music mentor, and visual arts mentor until May 17, 2019.
• We are looking for experienced and creative individuals who have a passion for helping the growth of others. Mentors will be working directly with a group of inspired and bright young artists in their field by providing feedback for their pieces on a weekly basis.
We hope to create an open, accepting space for young artists to collaborate and explore, and mentors are a vital part of this process. Artistic growth is often stimulated by a steady guiding hand, and we hope our mentors can contribute their expertise to foster an environment where emerging artists can feel unafraid to push the edge of the creative envelope.
• As of now, all mentor positions are volunteer-based in order to keep the program free while also providing monetary stipends for fellows. We are so grateful to our mentors for donating their time over the summer.
• The program is highly flexible. The time commitment ranges from 1-3 hours per week, and the fellowship takes place completely online. Although mentors should be available for online communication in the July 15 - August 15 time period, mentors may provide feedback for fellows’ works on their own time.
• Each week, fellows will select a mentor from the roster of mentors based on work samples and request formal feedback. A maximum of 2 students can sign up for feedback from one mentor each week. Mentors then respond with formal written feedback.
• Mentors are not responsible for creating curriculum.
• Mentors also have the option of collaborating with mentors from other disciplines.
Is a mentor’s only responsibility each week providing feedback for 1-2 fellows on their works?
I’m going to be busy during the day because of a commitment; can I still mentor? What’s the time commitment?
Absolutely. We simply ask that mentors write feedback to the fellows by the end of the week, so whenever you choose to write that feedback is up to you. We estimate a time commitment of 1-3 hours per week.
Are mentors expected to perform on livestream?
No! You are welcome to if you would like, but mentors already contribute so much of their time that we do not expect them to contribute any more.
I’d like to mentor, but the interdisciplinary aspect is so interesting. Can I also participate in a cohort, along with being a mentor?
Yes –– in a way! Mentors are encouraged to participate in ‘mentor cohorts,’ which are groups of 3 artists from each discipline that collaborate in the same way fellows do, creating an interdisciplinary project together by the end. We understand that many mentors have their individual commitments over the summer, however, so mentor cohorts are completely optional.
• Please email all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org and title the email subject line "M_Discipline_First & Last Name.” i.e. M_VisualArt_Cy Twombly.
• Cover letters are welcome, but not required.
• Please briefly introduce yourself and your discipline. If you are a multidisciplinary artist, please list your disciplines in order of preference. In the body of the email, please attach a resume and a brief biography with any honors or experiences you might have.
• Include a link to an online portfolio of your work. If you do not have an online portfolio, please attach 4-6 samples of your work.
Candidates may or may not be selected for interview. Decisions are sent out on a rolling basis.
Thank you for your interest in mentoring for the COUNTERCLOCK Arts Collective.