Mentorship

ENTRIES NOW CLOSED

12 MONTH BESPOKE MENTORSHIP | PORTFOLIO REVIEW | INDUSTRY INSIGHT | NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES | £250 PRINTING CREDIT WITH METRO IMAGING

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WHAT:

A 12 month tailored mentorship with The Old Girls’ Club, Metro Imaging and our industry partners. A key opportunity for those who have just left third level education or coming from self-taught / non- academic background and are looking for professional development guidance and industry insight. This mentorship includes:

  • One-to-one mentoring from The OGC team and industry partners.
  • In an addition to professional guidance with your practice, you will also receive £250 credit with the UK’s leading professional print lab Metro Imaging to assist and support with a current project.
  • Two feature pieces on The OGC news feed as well as a video interview on you and your work.
  • An online residency on both The OGC and Metro Imaging Instagram accounts.

HOW:

Write an INTRO and short BIO about you and your work as well as info on a current project you are working on that you would like guidance with (from technical to conceptual to promotional).

Tell us WHY you need this mentorship and don’t forget to include a LINK to your online portfolio / current body of work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

OPENS: Monday 3rd October 2016

CLOSES: Monday 17th October 2016

EXTENDED: Friday 28th November 2016

SUBMIT TO:

hello@theoldgirlsclub.uk

PREVIOUS MENTORSHIP WINNERS

YR 1: Lynda Laird

YR 2: Elanor Marielle

3 Comments

  1. The point about the OLD BOYS’ CLUB is that they just benefit without having to expend any sort of effort or energy. Just by being male, with the ‘right’ connections, from the ‘right’ school/college, they get work and status. This, on the other hand, puts women through hoops – and just the sort of unfair hoops that the OBC puts women through. You only accept applications from recent graduates or who are self-taught – what about women put out to grass at 40+ who have had to retrain/reestablish etc with no support? We are expected to ‘just get on with it’.

    The requirement for “info on a current project you are working on that you would like guidance with (from technical to conceptual to promotional)” biases applications towards art/documentary – some people are just trying to earn a bloody living doing commercial/editorial work – what about those people?! Assuming that we all have the luxury of working on a personal project is elitist.

    • Dear Jane,

      Thank you for your feedback. Apologies for the slow response, we’re a small team with many projects on the go. Including our recent launch of GirlTown at Photomonth, an exhibition celebrating female culture in the 21st century and encompassing work from a diverse range of photographic artists from a variety of disciplines, ages and backgrounds.

      Regarding your comment, it’s unfortunate that you are under the impression that our mentorship program excludes women of any age or background as we implicitly outlined this is: A key opportunity for those who have just left third level education or coming from self-taught / non-academic background
      We chose this terminology as this leaves the opportunity wide open to photographers from all backgrounds at any stage in their life or career, but with an awareness that this mentorship would be most beneficial to anyone who has just left tertiary education (mature or otherwise) or equivalent.

      Regarding your assertion: “what about women put out to grass at 40+ who have had to retrain/reestablish etc with no support? We are expected to ‘just get on with it’.”
      It is regrettable that you feel that women of this age bracket are excluded from our community, as this is the opposite of any message we have ever put out and does not reflect us as a team or the people we work with, many of whom are within said age bracket.

      If you personally feel that you would benefit from this mentorship, please feel free to enter. We would warmly welcome your submission and any further queries you may have. If you would like to discuss this or any of the above in more detail, please contact us directly at: hello[at]theoldgirlsclub[dot]uk

      Kindest regards,

      The OGC team

    • Dear Jane,

      Thank you for your feedback. Apologies for the slow response, we’re a small team with many projects on the go. Including our recent launch of GirlTown at Photomonth, an exhibition celebrating female culture in the 21st century and encompassing work from a diverse range of photographic artists from a variety of disciplines, ages and backgrounds.

      Regarding your comment, it’s unfortunate that you are under the impression that our mentorship program excludes women of any age or background as we implicitly outlined this is: A key opportunity for those who have just left third level education or coming from self-taught / non-academic background
      We chose this terminology as this leaves the opportunity wide open to photographers from all backgrounds at any stage in their life or career, but with an awareness that this mentorship would be most beneficial to anyone who has just left tertiary education (mature or otherwise) or equivalent.

      Regarding your assertion: “what about women put out to grass at 40+ who have had to retrain/reestablish etc with no support? We are expected to ‘just get on with it’.”
      It is regrettable that you feel that women of this age bracket are excluded from our community, as this is the opposite of any message we have ever put out and does not reflect us as a team or the people we work with, many of whom are within said age bracket.

      If you personally feel that you would benefit from this mentorship, please feel free to enter. We would warmly welcome your submission and any further queries you may have. If you would like to discuss this or any of the above in more detail, please contact us directly at: hello[at]theoldgirlsclub[dot]uk

      Kindest regards,

      The OGC team