Artist Advisor - Louise Bennett
 


Supporting inter-disciplinary artists with mentoring in conceptual creative practice and professional development.

 

Practice-led research support

 

Guidance on your conceptual and creative development, exhibition support, material experimentation, critical analysis feedback, project mentoring, artist and theory inspiration!

 

 

Professional Development

 

Assistance with your industry visibility, application writing and upskilling.

 

I am an international exhibiting site-specific, video and audio installation artist with over 10 years’ experience in independent practice, installing shows, co-directing an artist-run collective, in addition to writing proposals, residency applications, funding grants, pitching to publishers, artist statements, bios, CV’s, and website content.

 

Also, with 10 years’ experience working in the fundraising philanthropy industry I have a talent for impactful persuasive ‘case for support’ writing.

I have mentored visual artists, performance artists, singers, fashion students, installation artists and inter-disciplinary artists.

 

I am a practicing artist, that someone outside of your university and/or immediate support network to offer guidance and perspective.

Sophye Soliveau, Musician. 

Current mentee.

 

 

 

 

Areas of Assistance:

 

  • Mentorships

    • Tailored and in-depth mentoring for emerging artists

    • Mentorship for specific project/ exhibition, honours or masters project, or for your art practice in general

    • First session is a discussion to develop your personalised plan

    • Mentoring packages can include;

      • Portfolio review

      • Recommending helpful resources to enhance practice -artists, creative inspiration, theory etc

      • Recommending exhibition, residency and funding opportunities

      • Visual analysis feedback and studio support to push and enhance creative work

      • Activities to assist with artistic block

      • Assistance with all areas in need (artist talk, statement, making, materials, conceptual development etc.)

      • Thorough guidance with CV, bio, folio and website presentation

      • Weekly in-person or Skype meeting

      • Listening and idea bouncing in invested conversation that challenges and offers my perspective

      • Formulating focused goals for creative practice and professional development.

 

 

  • Editing with proof-reading

    • Grant applications*

      • Case for support writing

      • Budget

      • Portfolio choices

      • Support letter strategy and drafting

    • Residency applications

    • Artist statements

    • Grant Acquittals and Outcome Reports

    • Bios and CV’s

*Please note, I will not write your grant application for you. I will provide critical feedback, re-structure sentences in concise and impactful ways that align with your works intentions and the funding bodies criteria.

 

  • Monthly Skype Critique Sessions

    • Put forward an artwork for visual analysis

    • Receive feedback on your work

    • Practice your analysis skills and continue to develop your visual language

    • Become apart of a community of international artists

 

  • Copywriting

    • Bios

    • Exhibition blurbs

    • Support letter drafts

    • Artist Interviews (and pitching to publishers)

 

  • Critical Feedback

    • Portfolio reviews

    • Studio visits

    • Provide critical and analytical feedback

    • Provide relevant artist references and theory to research further

      • This service helps develop your practice conceptually and materially

      • This also helps you see your practice and articulate your work in different ways

 

  • English as Second Language Support

    • Assistance proof-reading and editing all of your English writing needs;

      • Residency applications

      • University entry requirements including essays, statements, cover letters of motivation etc.

      • Website content

      • Grant applications

      • Catalogue content

      • Exhibition writing

      • Artist Statements

      • Essays

      • Bio

      • Anything you are working on!

 

  • Social Media and Online Presentation Support

    • Assistance with presenting your practice online - website, blog, Facebook, Instagram etc.

    • Copywriting posts (image selection, strategic updates, compelling captions, hashtags)

    • Peer research

 

Together we can create a personal package that matches your creative practices’ needs. Packages are based on NAVA (National Association for the Visual Arts) Fees and Wages - Casual Standard hourly rates. Initial consult is AUS$50. Hourly rate AUS$45 / Peruvian Soles S./100 

 

 

Contact

 

Email bennett.a.louise@gmail.com with brief dot points of what you require.

 

For writing editing support, please include:

  • what form of writing is it? (grant, artist statement, residency application etc)

  • the deadline/ due date

  • approximate estimate of how many words or pages.

  • If you require a mentorship and/ or need support with a range of activities, please list what you require.

 

If you require specific pieces of writing to be edited, we don't need a consultation and I will respond via email. For mentoring and multiple support services, I will respond via email to organise a time to talk (Skype/ Whatsapp/ phone call/ in person) to discuss your work and get a scope of your package.

 

Cost is AUS$50 / Peruvian Soles S./100 for 1-hour consult and AUS$45 fee per hour.

Emily McGuire, Interdisciplinary Artist. 
Previous mentee.