Long-lasting relationships are key to shaping a thriving and resilient sector. Taking part in the mentoring scheme and sharing experiences on a one-to one basis will help you learn new skills, realise your potential and develop valuable connections.
Become a Mentor
Do you have the potential to help another AMA member expand their horizons and develop their career?
- Develop transferrable coaching and counselling skills
- Gain insights into other art forms and organisations
- Give back to the sector and help shape its future
We would like to give special thanks to the 120 mentors who have already made such a valuable contribution to the AMA network and to the sector as a whole since the scheme began in 2005.
Become a Mentee
Do you want support and advice about your work and career? One-to-one guidance from an experienced AMA member can help you:
- Develop your skills and maximise your impact as a cultural professional
- Define your goals and how you can achieve them
- Discover new opportunities to learn
- Determine your own solutions to issues at work
Who is it for?
AMA members who would like to continue their professional development through long-lasting relationships.
How do I take part?
The AMA mentoring scheme is for AMA members, please join the AMA to take part.
Participants first attend an online mentoring training session — the next session will take place on Wednesday 18th October 2017. You will then be matched with a suitable mentor/mentee within a short travelling distance from you.
“Being a mentor is a such a privilege…you also learn a lot about yourself. When you see a penny drop, or watch someone become empowered to make a change, that’s magic.”
Stellar Quines Theatre Company
“[My mentor] understands my concerns and issues, and has already helped me focus on possible solutions. It’s really useful to have a confidential ‘sounding board’, and an external perspective from someone that understands the industry.”
The Brunton and East Lothian Council Arts Service
“It’s really rewarding – and it’s helped me to realise how much knowledge I’ve accumulated over 20 years. I’ve also learned a lot from my mentees…it feels great to be sharing insights and giving something back”
Marketing and Communications Manager