Mentoring by the Masters 2018 APPLICATION GUIDELINES & FORM
PLEASE REVIEW OUR APPLICATION GUIDELINES BEFORE COMPLETING THIS FORM.


PROGRAMME DETAILS

Mentoring by the Masters is a programme that facilitates the transfer of knowledge from senior, accomplished artists and cultural workers, to up-and-coming peers in their respective fields. The initiative was developed in recognition of 50 years of Independence in 2012 and this year we are hosting the 6th instalment of the programme.

In 2018, participants can apply to one of the following workshops:

• The Enterprise of the Arts mentored by Dr. Suzanne Burke

• The Pierrot Grenade In and Out of Carnival mentored by Felix Edinborough

• Discovering the Fashion Industry mentored by Meiling

• Let's Make a Show mentored by Wendell Manwarren

• The Art & Practice of the Story mentored by Eintou Pearl Springer


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS for each workshop are provided below.

PLEASE NOTE:
• Successful applicants will only be allowed to participate in one mentor workshop.
• There is no application fee for the programme, however persons may be required to purchase
materials, equipment and other items for their workshop.
• Scheduled days, times and venues for sessions identified may be subject to change.
• Successful applicants may be subject to a screening process if shortlisted.
• Field trips and site visits may be included.


THE ENTERPRISE OF THE ARTS
MENTOR - DR. SUZANNE BURKE

Workshop sessions will explore the actions, skills and personal assets needed to operate as a professional creative within the dynamic global creative ecology.
Days and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.00pm - 7.30pm; Alternative Saturdays 10.00am - 1.00pm
Venue: Department of Creative and Festival Arts, UWI, Cheesman Building, Gordon Street,
St. Augustine


THE PIERROT GRENADE IN AND OUT OF CARNIVAL
MENTOR - FELIX EDINBOROUGH

Workshop sessions will train participants in composing speeches for and about the art of performance as the Pierrot Grenade character.
Days and Times: Thursdays from 4.30pm - 7.00pm and Saturdays from 1.00pm - 3.30pm
Venue: To be confirmed in Port-of-Spain and environs


DISCOVERING THE FASHION INDUSTRY
MENTOR - MEILING

Workshop sessions will guide aspiring and current fashion industry practitioners through a developmental journey while showcasing the Fashion Industry as a holistic space with varied skills opportunities, operational needs and transferable skills.
Days and Times: Thursdays from 5.00 - 7.30pm and Saturdays 1.00 - 4.30pm
Main Venue: Meiling's Studio, 6 Carlos Street, Woodbrook

LET'S MAKE A SHOW
MENTOR - WENDELL MANWARREN

Workshop sessions will ask participants 'What is your story'? They will be guided in developing their stories and then be given a platform to tell these stories using a contemporary Caribbean performance approach.
Days and Times: Workshop sessions will primarily be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6.00pm - 8.30pm. Alternate days and times will be announced.
Venue: The Big Black Box, 33 Murray Street, Woodbrook


THE ART AND PRACTICE OF THE STORY
MENTOR - EINTOU PEARL SPRINGER

Workshop sessions will delve into the Art and Practice of Storytelling by exploring indigenous heritage from three of our communities - First Peoples, the Africans and the Indians. Participants will have the opportunity to create stories from these traditions, as well as create an Anansi story and perform a creative piece about Ogun, the God of Creativity, Metal and Resistance, according to African spiritual belief systems.
Days and Times: Thursdays from 6.30pm - 8.30pm and Saturdays from 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: St. George's College, Barataria


PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS

General Criteria:

- Persons must submit a completed application form prior to or by the deadline, which is
April 27th, 2018 at midnight.
- Persons must be available to commit a maximum of eighty (80) hours to the programme from
May to September 2018.
- Parents / Guardians must complete the relevant section of the form if submitted on behalf of
a minor.

Additional Criteria:

NOTE: Where a portfolio of work or curriculum vitae (CV) is requested, please submit as
an attached WORD or PDF file via email to: nationalregistrytt@gmail.com


Persons interested in THE ENTERPRISE OF THE ARTS must also:

• Be a practising creative with an existing business / business idea
• Show a portfolio of work
Note: Regarding your portfolio of work:
• For applicants with an existing business – Provide visual samples of products from
your business as a PDF file via email to: nationalregistrytt@gmail.com
• For applicants with a business idea – Submit a proposal of no more than 200 words
to explain your business idea (See THE ENTERPRISE OF THE ARTS section of the
application form)

Persons interested in THE PIERROT GRENADE IN AND OUT OF CARNIVAL must also:

• Have an interest in Traditional Mas, especially the Pierrot Grenade
• Have a sense of humour
Note: Persons should:
• Have an interest in experimenting "wit" language
• Have a willingness to engage in research, with a combination of theory and practical activities


Persons interested in DISCOVERING THE FASHION INDUSTRY must also:

• Be 18 years or older
• Submit a curriculum vitae (CV)
• Submit a statement of interest (200 words)
Note: This course is for any person interested in:
• Practicing as a fashion designer
• Setting up a fashion design studio / boutique
• Providing support services to the Fashion Industry

Some experience working in the creative industries in direct support of the Fashion Industry would
be an asset (including but not limited to marketing, merchandising, styling /
wardrobe management, fashion photography, garment construction, costume for stage / film,
fashion blogging).


Persons interested in LET'S MAKE A SHOW must also:

• Be 18 years or older
• 'Tell Me Your Story' in 300 words (See LET'S MAKE A SHOW section of the application form)
• Have a burning desire to understand self
• Experience with theatre and performance, either on stage or behind the scenes
would be an asset
Note: Sessions will require you to:
• Be willing to get physical and wear comfortable clothing
• Be willing to share with a group and engage in group work
• Be willing to engage in research


Persons interested in THE ART AND PRACTICE OF THE STORY must also:

• Be able to attend all foundation sessions and site visits which are essential for certification
• Be willing to engage in research
• Have evidence of interest in community work
• Have an interest in storytelling and oral traditions as intervention
• Have some experience with theatre and performance, either on stage or behind the scenes

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APPLICATION FORM
Please fill in below to be considered for participation in Mentoring by the Masters 2018.
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STATEMENT OF INTEREST
Briefly state WHY you are interested in the chosen workshop to participate in Mentoring by the Masters 2018.


Statement of Interest should be no more than 200 words. *
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THE ENTERPRISE OF THE ARTS
This section is to be completed by persons interested in the workshop
THE ENTERPRISE OF THE ARTS mentored by Dr. Suzanne Burke.

ONLY for applicants submitting a proposal explaining their business idea.

Your Proposal should be no more than 200 words.
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LET'S MAKE A SHOW
This section is to be completed by persons ONLY interested in the workshop
LET'S MAKE A SHOW mentored by Wendell Manwarren.

Have you asked yourself, "Who am I?" "Why am I here?" OR MORE SPECIFICALLY "WHAT IS MY / OUR STORY?" Then this course is for you! Please submit your story below.

Your Story should be no more than 300 words.
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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS / GUARDIANS
Parents or Guardians of minors submitting an application are required to complete this section.
FIRST NAME (OF PARENT / GUARDIAN)
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LAST NAME (OF PARENT / GUARDIAN)
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ADDRESS (OF PARENT / GUARDIAN)
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TELEPHONE CONTACT - MOBILE (OF PARENT / GUARDIAN)
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