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Artist to Artist Mentoring – An artist support initiative by glór

Deadline is 2pm on Friday 13th August.

glór is pleased to announce a new round of our initiative to support local artists during this ongoing challenging time of the pandemic. We will support artists to access mentoring from another artist they nominate, to help them plan, create and develop their craft through one-to-one sessions between the mentor and the mentee. We aim for this to provide a supportive and constructive exchange between artists that can focus on particular skills, techniques or challenges currently faced and may assist artists in navigating these unchartered territories the pandemic has created. glór intends to support up to six pairings in this second call out.

Practicing artists based in Clare from both the performing arts and visual arts are welcome to apply, in a simple, brief application. Up to 4 sessions will be supported, where the mentor and the mentee are both paid for their time, over the course of up to 3 months – 3 to 4 sessions are recommended. We suggest each session would last up to 2 hours, and the artist mentee would set some initial goals and topics for the sessions.  Mentors do not need to be based in Clare, provided mentoring sessions are feasible online or by phone if not in person. Following the sessions, the mentees will be asked to consider the value of the mentoring and provide feedback on their experience through a short survey and recording.

If an artist is keen to partake in the programme but would like some assistance to identify a mentor, glór would be happy to help identify some potential options.

To apply please complete the form HERE

Further details:

  • If you would like advice on potential mentors to approach, please email us at as soon as possible with details of your artform/interests, and we can arrange a conversation.
  • To apply, please complete and submit the Google doc form HERE by 2pm on Friday 13th August.
  • Applications will be assessed and reviewed by members of the glór team, based on the demonstrated need and value for the artist applying, and the initiative aims to support artists in a range of genres.
  • Both mentor and mentee will be paid €150 each per session (recommend session should be in region of 2 hours), with up to 4 sessions, and payments can be made on receipt of invoices following each session or at completion, depending on the preference of each artist.
  • Please note that all sessions need to be completed by 1st December 2021.
  • glór will acknowledge all applications on receipt, and will notify all applicants and those selected in week commencing 23rd Please note individual feedback cannot unfortunately be provided if unsuccessful.

To apply please complete the form HERE

Overall I would say the Artist to Artist Mentorship Initiative by glór has been a game-changer for me as I am much more confident in my skin as a painter. Kaye Maahs, painter

I selected Mick Flannery as my mentor for this project, despite the fact that we come from two very different traditions. I wanted to gain a greater understanding of the compositional process through piano, and how to work with other musicians. Mick was a really great support and teacher, and provided a great balance between the technical aspects and also the creative mindset. I think this new initiative by glór brings a real support to artists in the liminal stage, and allows them to visualise how their future work may develop and the steps required to achieve this. John Lillis, musician

Supported by Creative Ireland and The Arts Council


The glór Artist Mentoring Scheme has been a real highlight of the year so far. I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from Mark O’Halloran and to have someone who has reached such success in the industry as a creative sounding board.  Nell Hensey, screenwriter