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Mentoring Scheme

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Become a Mentor

Are you an experienced or emerging manager looking to get the best from the people you lead?

You’ll receive in-depth training at the beginning of the programme to help you understand how you can establish a constructive mentor-mentee relationship, how to manage expectationscommunicate in the role of critical friend constructively and get the best from your relationship with your mentee. 

What will you get from taking part?

  • Establish an effective mentor relationship  
  • Confidence in being a mentor 
  • In-depth training to shape your management style 
  • Enhanced line-management skills 

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:

What will you get from taking part?

  • 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

“[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.”
Clare Booth
Marketing Assistant
The Brunton and East Lothian Council Arts Service
AMA Mentee

“My mentor has been invaluable… imparting knowledge of things I wanted to learn and things I had no idea I needed to know, until now. It’s been great to be paired up with someone within the industry who has been in my shoes, got the t-shirt and is now wearing it with style.”
Crayg Ward
Design and Digital Assistant
Theatr Clwyd
AMA Member Rep and Mentee

Who is it for?

  • AMA members looking to be a better line-manager or coach for their team as a Mentor
  • AMA members looking to continue their professional development as a Mentee. 

For further details, please read the following resources:
Mentoring information pack
Mentoring FAQs

You can also contact Matt at

How do I take part?

The next round of mentoring training will take place on 14 May 2019. Find out more.


Please note that this is an AMA member-only event. Please join the AMA to get involved.

  • AMA member: £110 + VAT
  • For mentees there is an additional £50 + VAT matching fee upon being matched with a mentor

Change of details?

If you would like to change your contact details or organisation please get in contact with us.