2007 ANAT emerging technologies mentorship - call for applications

2007 ANAT emerging technologies mentorship

ANAT is calling for applications from young and emerging practitioners working with distributed, portable, online, wearable, mobile and emerging platforms to undertake a three-month mentorship with an established practitioner of their choice.

Managed by ANAT, the mentorship is a part of the Australian Government's Young & Emerging Artists Initiative through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

The mentorship provides an opportunity to explore new artistic directions, to expand technical skills and increase knowledge of networks, debates and business practice. Applicants are invited to select a mentor and develop a program of activity spanning a three-month period. The mentorship may be largely a program of skills, development however applicants are encouraged to explore programs which incorporates critical investigation and dialogue, business skills development as well as marketing and exhibition opportunities. Utilising emerging technologies the mentor may be accessed locally, nationally or internationally. Additionally the successful applicant will maintain a blog for the duration of the mentorship hosted on the ANAT server.

Mentorship Proposal

Applicants are required to describe their practice, the mentor they have selected (include an outline of the mentor's practice), what activities will be undertaken during the mentorship, and the short and long-term benefits of the mentorship to the applicant. Applicants may choose to include an A4 page which outlines the structure of the mentorship on a weekly or monthly basis (For Example: Tue–Wed: conceptual development, Thurs: online discussion with mentor, Fri: research exhibition opportunities, undertake book-keeping with mentor etc.). Submissions should not exceed 4 pages in length. Please Note: The proposed mentorship program must be developed in consultation with the mentor.

Mentorship Fees

The mentorship will provide a fee for the mentoree ($7,200 excl GST) and a fee for the mentor ($1,800 excl GST). Note: recipients of the mentorship (the mentoree and mentor) are not precluded from seeking other funding from the Australia Council.


Applicants must be emerging technologies practitioners who are 30 years or under. The mentorship may be either locally, nationally or internationally based. If the mentor is not located in close proximity, you must describe your processes of communication and assessment.

Time Frame

The mentorship will commence any time from August 2007 and be completed by early December 2007. This time frame is negotiable, particularly where it is necessary to undertake the mentorship on a part-time basis. If an alternate time frame is required, applicants must outline the revised dates and the reasons for the alternate time frame.


Applications will be assessed by a committee of the ANAT Board. The primary assessment criteria will be the relevance of the proposed mentorship program to the development of the mentoree's practice.


For further information please contact: Gavin Artz ANAT General Manager, manager@anat.org.au, 08 8231 9037, Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm CST.


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