Short Courses

Mentoring and Coaching Programmes

The Mentoring and Coaching Programmes, within the Centre for Open Learning, draw upon the knowledge and expertise of professional practitioners and educators within the University of Edinburgh.

The mentoring programme allows you to connect with a Mentor; a one-to-one meeting with an artist or designer, allowing you the space and time to engage in a focused discussion about your practice. The Mentor is a source of knowledge, offering guidance and support, examining areas of your practice, highlighting any strengths or identifying any aspects which should be addressed, to develop your creative growth.  Choosing to work with a Mentor can reinvigorate the artist, enabling them to navigate any challenges and plan a creative pathway to achieve their goals. Therefore, no matter what stage you are at, either just starting out in the Arts, a recent graduate or professional artists, we can offer support, tailored to your individual needs.

Building on this, our new Coaching  Programme enables regular meetings to listen to and discuss your ideas, projects and challenges you may be facing with your practice, offering support, a sounding board and guiding voice.

What is mentoring?

What is Mentoring, why would I require it and is it for me?

What is coaching?

What is Coaching, why would I require it and is it for me?

Ready to apply?

Please complete the form to begin the request for mentoring or coaching support.