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GuildhouseResearching the Longitudinal Impact of Mentoring Programs on Creative Careers - with Guildhouse, funded by the Ian Potter Foundation

Extending the work of the ARC project ‘Promoting the making self in the creative micro-economy’, Professor Susan Luckman (School of Creative Industries) and Dr Jane Andrew (MatchStudiohave been asked to provide a research-informed evaluation of Guildhouse’s new 3 year ‘Catapult’ mentorship program which will be examining the impact of mentorships on artistic careers over time. Supported by funding from the Ian Potter Foundation (UniSA income: Total over the project $21,000 - $4,000 2018; $7,000 in 2019; $6,000 in 2020; $4,000 in 2021), we will develop a suite of iterative qualitative and quantitative survey feedback tools for rolling out through the project’s life. We will contact past and present participants (both mentees and mentors) to assess the impact of the program on them, their practice, and their economic/business skills development. Additionally, further survey tools will be developed to identify the outcomes for all key stakeholder groups across the wider sectoral community (such as galleries and design retail outlets). In-keeping with the national focus of the Crafting Self project and drawing upon our international track record as leaders in rural, regional and remote as well as urban creative industries research, this evaluation of the impacts of the program will also importantly explore how the participants in ‘Catapult’ impact upon their local communities and contribute to regional development.

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  • Researching the Longitudinal Impact of Mentoring Programs on Creative Careers – with Guildhouse, funded by the Ian Potter Foundation’