Mentoring

I think that may have been the most valuable 60 minutes of my career as an artist!

"I chose Rosalind Davis because of her breadth of knowledge and experience of professional practice. Rosalind's careful, thoughtful and insightful observations helped me evaluate my practice and identify key aspects of my work. Through this I gained a better understanding of my practice, and how to communicate this understanding. This led to a new, clear and concise statement of practice, which in turn led to a complete overhaul of my website. I now feel I am better equipped to move my career forward." Rich White

A 1-2-1 is a fantastic opportunity to have an helpful and intensive tailored session with Rosalind Davis on a range of areas to review or revitalise your practice, get advice and tips on all the practical aspects of being an artist, raise your profile and set long term goals and strategies.

Rosalind can help you in a wide variety of areas such as:

• Writing an Artist's Statement to help articulate your work in a coherent and comprehensive way.

• Writing Proposals for Residencies and Exhibitions.

• Raising your profile: how to best promote your art practice, consider new ways to get your work seen and create new networks.

• How to use / maximise your impact on Social Media

• Reviewing your website / online profile / portfolio.

• Guidance in Curating

• Evaluating projects

And much more!

Chapter.5.Image 3.Rosalind Davis at a conference at University of the Arts. Image credit. Ana Escobar and. Courtesy of the University of the Arts.jpg

All sessions are personalised and tailored to you and what you would like to focus on in your practice.

“ I have mentored artists for many years now and I love to help each artist move forward in their practices in their individual ways; to advise, build their confidence in their work and profiles, achieve goals and expand their knowledge of the art world. As an artist myself I recognise the many challenges artists face but also strategies to deal with these challenges or alternative models to traditional ones such as DIY Projects. Mentoring is also a way for me to understand more about artists’ practices and to share appropriate opportunities and introduce them to new networks of artist, curators and galleries. “

Davis has mentored for a number of years; for Artquest, a-n, Shape, UKYA, independently with individual artists and for PLOP.

Please email Rosalind for details and fees. Mentoring is done in general on an hourly basis either at Rosdlinds Studio or via Skype

Rosalind.davis@network.rca.ac.uk

Feedback:

“My tutorials with Rosalind have been an enormous support in taking my emerging practise to a whole different level. I feel more confident, more professional and much more connected. Confidence in particular feeds the creative possibilities. With her support in tailor made tutorials I now use social media as an artist, in a focussed way. Using twitter in particular has led to some really good networking and to joint working opportunities. I set up my own website which she helped me design and develop so that I could feel it reflects who I am as an artist - through building my confidence and helping me distill and focus my ideas and think more seriously about what it is I am interrogating, how I want to be seen and to step into the word/label 'artist'. She has helped me explore my likely direction of creative travel and to think about what tools I need to get there. The cv and artists proposal that she also guided me with led to acceptance on an artists residency in Argentina in May of 2015. This residency in turn influenced my ongoing work.” Helen Peacock

"I approached Rosalind for advice and guidance with my application for a residency. I am so glad that I did. The advice was invaluable and the assistance attentive. Rosalind really helped me to give absolute clarity to my statement."

"The session has really raised my expectations of getting my work shown with concrete ideas of how to go about it. I would like to thank both very much for helping me change my perspective." - Simon Fell

"I think that may have been the most valuable 60 minutes of my career as an artist. I appreciate the fact that you spent so much time seriously considering my work and the fact that you did helps me believe in my own project as a serious professional endeavour." Phillip Hall Patch

I also provide businesses with consultancies on a variety of subjects such as Social Media Marketing and Communications after having run a number of short courses at LCC for two years as well as prior to that in a number of venues.

Clients have included the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and E4.

Please get in touch for an appointment at rosalind.davis@network.rca.ac.uk