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Arts Emergency Mentor Training London - 3/10/19

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London Metropolitan University

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Arts Emergency is a charity and national support network programme for young people who don’t have influential contacts of their own. We will be welcoming up to 130 brilliant new young people to our mentoring programme in January 2020 and we would love for you to join us as a mentor!

Here's a little more information about our programme and what mentoring entails:

What does an Arts Emergency mentor do and how much time does it take?

  • Arts Emergency mentors work voluntarily with a young person over the course of a year, meeting for an hour once a month and helping them to gain confidence, connections and the advice and guidance they need to succeed in their chosen subject/industry
  • With the support of Arts Emergency and our network, mentoring pairs decide on a number of goals for the year and then work towards achieving them
  • Mentor pairs are expected to have one face to face meeting each month ideally lasting about an hour. In between sessions you may find you communicate by e-mail, skype, text etc. We encourage flexibility during busy periods e.g. exams, starting new jobs, moving house etc

How does the mentor matching process work?

  • We will be recruiting up to 130 local 16-18 year olds in November 2019, most will be in their first year of sixth form.
  • Mentor pairs will be matched before the end of November 2019. We will further explain this process at the event. It is worth noting that we endeavour to match as many mentors as we can, but occasionally we are unable to find a young person who shares the interest of every trained mentor. If you attend training but we cannot find you a mentee match, we will endeavour to match you with a mentee in a following year.
  • When allocated a mentee, you will be asked to undergo an enhanced DBS check, (paid for by Arts Emergency).
  • Mentor pairs will be introduced for the first time at our introductory event, taking place in late January 2020.

What are Arts Emergency looking for in a prospective mentor?

  • Our mentors are all different which is what we love, we particularly welcome mentors who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or are from BAME backgrounds
  • Mentors should be able to relate well to people, are good at problem solving or talking though issues, reliable and committed and able to provide insight from their personal experiences.
  • Most of our mentors have studied an arts or humanities subject at university level and/or work in the creative industries.
  • Below is a list of the areas that our mentors have focussed on throughout 17/18.


Architecture - Animation - Fashion - Comedy - Journalism - Politics & Activism - Academia - Dance - Marketing - Psychology - Acting - Music - English Lit/Lang - Interior Design - Museums - Publishing - Art & Design - Film & TV - Sociology - Art History - Games Design - Philosophy - Theatre - Music Tech - Classics - History - Photography - Writing -

For more information on Arts Emergency, to join the network or to donate visit the website at

www.arts-emergency.org

If you need to contact us for information about this event, contact our team on mentoring@arts-emergency.org

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The information collected in this form will be used to register you for training, to help us find a suitable student match, and to contact you about your participation the mentoring programme. We will keep hold of it to make the matching process easier in the future, but if you decide not to go forward with mentoring for Arts Emergency just let us know and we will remove it.

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