Short Courses

COL Launches Mentoring Programme for Artists

Short Courses at the Centre for Open Learning launches a mentoring programme for creative practitioners.

Short Courses at the Centre for Open Learning has launched a new and exciting programme to help emerging artists forge a path forward.

The Mentoring Programme - Art & Design has been created to put artists in touch with mentors to connect and discuss their practice. Set up to help those who are looking for support to get back on track, reinvigorate their ideas or work on new projects, the programme pairs artists with mentors at the Centre for Open Learning. Mentors can offer support in writing proposals, navigate funding or simply bounce ideas off. 


The programme allows artists to connect with a mentor; a one-to-one meeting with an artist or designer, allowing you space and time to engage in a focused discussion about your practice. No matter what stage an artist is at, either just starting out in the Arts, a recent graduate or professional artists, we can offer support, tailored to your individual needs.

Oliver ReedCourse Organiser - Art & Design


Mentors include Fiona Hutchison, Christine Frew, Olivia Irvine, Ronald Binnie, Pushpi Bagchi and Oliver Reed. All mentors are accomplished within their own specialism and is able to offer a vast depth of knowledge for a wide range of aspects within the visual arts from inspiring creativity. They have practical and contextual knowledge for their subject, a broad professional insight and awareness for the creative industries and an understanding of the complexities of funding bids, gallery applications and structures. 

Applications for the mentoring programme open on 5 February 2018.

For more information about the programme - including information about Mentors - please visit the Mentoring Programme - Art & Design web pages.