GRANT MENTORING

GRANT MENTORING

There are hundreds of grants and scholarship opportunities available to artists, creatives, small businesses and good ideas! If it all seems a bit overwhelming and: you're not sure if you're eligible to apply or if you have a competitive edge, you don't know how to translate your brilliant idea into the answers needed for an application, or you're just feeling a bit stuck or too busy, I can help.

Hire Me
I was first involved in assessing grants 10+ years ago when I worked for Museums & Galleries NSW. I've subsequently assessed grants for research, travel, exhibitions, mentoring and teaching projects with UNSW Art & Design, ACUADS and AAANZ. In other words, I know what assessors are looking for. I am familiar with common mistakes and I can advise you on how to avoid them.

 

I've also worked as a research assistant on multiple grants, from the biggest Australian grants available from the Australia Research Council (ARC) through to successfully applying for my own grants and fellowships with major cultural institutions including: the Australia Council for the Arts, the National Library of Australia, and the State Library of New South Wales.

Get that Grant
I mentor established and emerging creatives and cultural organisations in: selecting the right grant, designing the perfect project, and writing the winning grant application.

Pricing Guide

Strategic Feedback and Advice

You need strategic advice and advice if you are at any stage of the grant writing process and you're unsure about your application.
$35 (minimum) per 1,000 words.

 

Substantive Editing/Rewriting

You need substantive editing or rewriting if you have written a rough draft and you need someone with the time, skills and confidence to whip your application into a beautiful, convincing and polished piece of writing. This service is suitable for arts writing, website and marketing copy, grant applications, artist bios and more. Substantive editing is not available for student essays or postgraduate theses.

$49-59 per 1,000 words

Grant Mentoring Meeting

You need a mentoring meeting if you are at any stage of the grant writing process and you are feeling unsure or stuck. I can provide advice on choosing the perfect grant for you, making your project shine, developing a convincing budget, and securing brilliant support letters. 
$59 per 50-minute discussion

Get in touch
Send me an email via l.mayhew@live.com.au

Image: I received funding from the State Library of New South Wales to research the brilliant political posters made at the Women's Warehouse (1979-1981). Here I am with artists from the house, Marla Guppy (left) and Anne Sheridan (right) discussing the library's archive.

 
 

ARTS MENTORING

The contemporary Australian artworld can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. If you're interested in setting goals; knowing how, when and where to network; building an audience; or applying for exhibitions, prizes and grants, I'm here to help. 

Hire Me
For over 10 years, I've provided advice and ongoing mentorship to artists and artswriters. I will help you to understand where your arts practice fits into the contemporary arts ecology, how to write about and market your practice, how to set goals and how to achieve them. I provide honest and informed advice on what opportunities are worthwhile pursuing, so you can spend less time on admin and more time on making art.

 

Pricing Guide
Mentoring Meetings
$69 per 50-minute discussion

GRANTS, EXHIBITIONS & PRIZE MENTORING

There are hundreds of grants, exhibitions, internships and scholarship opportunities available to artists, creatives, small businesses and good ideas! If it all seems a bit overwhelming and: you're not sure if you're eligible to apply or if you have a competitive edge, you don't know how to translate your brilliant idea into the answers needed for an application, or you're just feeling a bit stuck or too busy, I can help.

Hire Me
I was first involved in assessing grants 10+ years ago when I worked for Museums & Galleries NSW. I've subsequently assessed applications for research, travel, exhibitions, mentoring and teaching projects with UNSW Art & Design, ACUADS and AAANZ. In other words, I know what assessors are looking for. I am familiar with common mistakes and I can advise you on how to avoid them.

 

I've also worked as a research assistant on multiple grants, from the biggest Australian grants available from the Australia Research Council (ARC) through to successfully applying for my own grants and fellowships with major cultural institutions including: the Australia Council for the Arts, the National Library of Australia, and the State Library of New South Wales. Now I work with emerging and established creatives, crafting dazzling applications for grants, residencies, exhibitions and prizes. 

Get that Grant. Win that Prize! 
I mentor established researchers, emerging creatives and cultural organisations in: selecting the right opportunities, designing the perfect project, and writing the winning application.

Pricing Guide
These services are ideal for competitive opportunities including grant applications, exhibition applications, pitches and artist CVs. I bring to this work my combined expertise in the art world and leading skills in writing.


Substantive Editing/Rewriting 

You need substantive editing or rewriting if you have written a rough draft and you need someone with the time, knowledge and skills to whip your application into a beautiful, convincing, clear and polished document. Substantive editing is not available for student essays or postgraduate theses.
$79 per hour

Strategic Feedback and Advice

You need strategic advice and feedback if you are at any stage of the process and you're unsure about your application.
$79 per hour

Competitive Opportunities: Mentoring

You will benefit from mentoring if you are at any stage of a competitive process and you are feeling unsure or stuck. I provide advice on choosing the perfect grant or gallery, making your project shine, brainstorming engaging examples and compelling anecdotes for selection criteria, developing a convincing budget, securing brilliant support letters and finalising a professional CV. 
$79 per 50-minute discussion

Get in touch
Send me an email via l.mayhew@live.com.au


Discounts are available for undergraduate students and emerging artists.
* Mentoring cancellation policy: Deposits are non-refundable within 24 hours of the session starting.

GROUP MENTORING

Small and tailored group mentoring sessions are being planned. Join a study session. Develop your CV. Participate in slow art tours.
Register your interest here

 

Image: I received funding from the State Library of New South Wales to research the brilliant political posters made at the Women's Warehouse (1979-1981). Here I am with artists from the house, Marla Guppy (left) and Anne Sheridan (right) discussing the library's archive.

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