Our inaugural Free Artist Mentoring Programme is now underway! 


In October, 11 artists were selected via an open call to work over three months with expert mentors representing a range of practices across the visual arts sector.


The first cohort of mentees is:


Dominique Baron-Bonarjee

Harriet Bowman

Sophi Gardner

Gemma Gore

Charlotte Harker

Martha Orbach

Calum Perrin

Kinnari Saraiya

Yvonne Shelling

Georgia Sowerby

Darshana Vora



The first cohort of mentors, working alongside ZELDA's co-founders is: 


Rebecca Allen
Sonia E. Barrett
Bianca Chu
Ali Eisa
Chris Fite-Wassilak
Jane Rolo
Amanprit Sandhu
Kay Watson

Follow us @z.e.l.d.a_a.r.t  for announcements about future mentoring programme open calls.




ZELDA can offer ongoing support to artists seeking professional direction by creating bespoke long term mentoring programmes tailored to individual needs with flexible timelines.


We are equipped to provide professional advice, critical and objective feedback on your work, commercial strategies, support with writing funding applications, direction to and research into further resources. 


How it works and what it costs:

  • Introductory 1.5 hr 'familiarising' sessions are conducted via zoom for a flat rate of £150. These sessions are designed to help us gain an adequate overview of your practice, focus on areas for development, and to summarise immediate actions.


  • Included with the introductory sessions, ZELDA will provide an in-depth strategy document and recommended structure for an ongoing sessions that will focus on agreed areas of need in more depth. 


  • All additional sessions are £50/hr. We generally suggest anywhere from from 5–12 sessions spaced in a way that works for you. We are firm believers in working with artists over longer periods of time to create the most positive impact possible. 


If you are an artist who needs our assistance, or to enquire about our rates for arts professionals and creative groups, please get in touch with us via our contact form here.


Click here to find out more about ZELDA’s response to Covid-19.

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