Mentoring for creatives

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Mike Anderson

Photography student
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Susan Davies

Photographer / mentor
‘I love working with students, they keep me from becoming complacent’ Become a mentor

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Be inspired by our super talented mentors - It’s time to kick it up a gear

Our mentors help you to build on your existing knowledge and give you exposure to real world experience. Whether you have a passion for photography or graphic design, fine art or modern dance, a mentor can help you take your skills to the next level.


Finding a mentor

Browse through our list of super talented mentors, you can search by location or discipline to find your perfect match. Next, send your chosen mentor a copy of your portfolio along with a brief introduction. Then it’s time to sit back and relax, you'll hear from them soon.

Start a conversation

Once you've been accepted by your chosen mentor it's time to get in touch. This could be an email, a phone call or a chat over coffee. However you choose to start the conversation, remember... the more you put in, the more you’ll get out.

Work together

We want to make this as flexible as possible, that's why we've broken-up our mentoring sessions into three, six, nine and twelve month blocks. From students looking to get industry ready to professionals who needs advice on small projects, we've got your back.

Become a mentor

We’re inspiring creatives from around the world and would love you to join us

As a mentor you'll work with enthusiastic creatives who are eager to take it to the next level. Whether you choose to mentor a student or professional, you’ll find that you both have the power to inspire. This is also a chance for you to develop new skills and help shape the future of your industry.


Finding a mentee

Potential mentees’ will send you their portfolio along with a short introduction. You then have the opportunity hand pick the best candidate. This will ensure a good fit and help build a better relationship.


We all have busy lives, that’s why we want the mentoring process to be as flexible as possible. Whether it’s a quick email, an indepth phone call or a catch-up over coffee, it’s what works best for you.

Your commitment

You can mentor in three, six, nine or twelve month blocks. A lot of our mentors choose nine months and guide a student through their academic year. Another popular option is to mentor two creatives per year, each in six month blocks.


If you'd like to know more drop us a line

We’d love you to join us, so if you’re interested as a mentor or mentee please get in touch.

Our founding mentors

100 super-talented creatives from around the world

We're delighted to announce that we've found our 100 founding mentors. Talented creatives from 26 countries have helped lay the foundation of our amazing community, thank you to each and every one of you.

If you didn't manage to get a place, don't worry, mentor registration will re-open when our full site launches later this year. Also, we're still firming up a few details so might have a few extra founding mentor places. If you register your interest we'll be sure to let you know. Here are just a handful of the worderful creatives we have onboard: Leonard Bogdonoff, Francesca Mey, Christian Hagen, Sang Lee & Erin Gray.