Paid Artist Mentee opportunity with Curious

News 11 January 2019

Curious directors Leslie Hill and Helen Paris warmly invite emerging artists in Norwich and London to apply for a paid mentorship to work on their current projects – Wild Longings, a performance for gardens and Uproot a creative community workshop, both of which celebrate survival, diversity and interconnectivity in this current moment of upheaval and change.

We are looking for artists:

The mentorship will be an applied apprenticeship, working on Wild Longings and / or Uproot as best fits your practice, determined in collaboration with us – this could involve performance, design, foraging, cookery, flower arranging, playing a musical instrument etc. for the Wild Longings performance and/or teaching, editing, podcasting, design or gardening for the UpRoot workshops and community garden project.

hands on mentorship with Curious
photo Hugo Glendinning 

Helen and Leslie will share their experience as artistic directors, mentors and teachers specializing in artistic research.  Check out the teachingworkshops and mentoring sections of the site if you’d like to know more about us.  The mentee will be paid one thousand pounds.

To apply:  Please send a written, filmed or audio application, consisting of no more than 2 sides of A4 or 5 minutes worth of audio or video material to to Jo Bligh ( by 13 February.

In the application please specify which location you are in (Norwich or London) and include…

  1. Why you would like to engage with our project – the reasons why the issues are important to you and any relevant life or artistic experience. 
  2. Why you are interested in community engagement and what excites you about the community you live in (Norwich or London).
  3. Your previous experience / training.  We are looking to support artists at any stages of their careers, so please don’t let a brief bio put you off!
  4. A statement to tell us what you are looking for in artist mentorship and why it would be meaningful to you at this particular moment.  

As a queer, women-led company, we welcome (but not exclusively) applications from women and the LGBTQ community.  The celebration of non-heteronormative sexualities and sensualities in plants and trees is one of the themes of Wild Longings.

We aim to be as inclusive as possible and work to accommodate all access requirements. We will openly discuss and tailor how we do things to support you as best we can.

Wild Longings will be presented as part of 2 Degrees Festival 2019.