Portfolio membership provides access to best in class mentoring.
Assistance to participants with developing their own marketing and business initiatives will be significantly increased. From 2021 onwards we will be implementing a more focused and targeted individual mentoring programme to help develop individuals practise and also learn to better generate selling opportunities.

Areas covered will include:

  • Curation/Artist development
  • Business strategy
  • Photography
  • PR and Communications
  • Digital Marketing
  • E Commerce

Portfolio members may avail of a number of mentoring sessions per year either on a one‐to-one basis or in small groups. Sessions will be developed based on an assessment of needs and budget availability.

There is a stellar line up of mentors already signed up to the programme including:

Liz Cooper
Development Manager, Design‐Nation, UK

Gregory Parsons
Independent Curator, Exhibitions and Retail Consultant, UK

Frances McDonald
Independent Curator, Writer and Project Manager, IRL

Clive Fiddis
Former Course Director in Contemporary Applied Art, University of Ulster and Joint Chair of the Irish Ceramic Education programme, N.IRL

Maureen Bampton
Freelance Consultant & Former Director of Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK