These workshops are intended to be a significant, transformative learning experience for the participating artists.
program is intended for artists who have been developing their work
over several years of studio practice and who wish to rethink and or
re-evaluate their current work and examine ways of pushing and expanding
it beyond familiar solutions or limits. The mentorship begins
with a session during which participants present their work. Each
participant will then be asked to set learning goals and objectives for
the duration of the workshop. The group will meet a number of times
throughout the year to review their progress, participate in group
critiques, and revise objectives as necessary. They are asked to take
creative risks and work towards an exhibition of the entire group's work
at the completion of the program.
Participants should be actively involved in an artistic practice, producing work, exhibiting and should:
• have completed basic training (equivalent to three years of study);
be willing to make a commitment for the duration of the program, to
researching new sources and making new work intensively in their own
• be prepared to offer critical feedback to other artists in an open, rigorous, positive and inclusive environment;
through discussions with the mentor and others in the group, be
prepared to set learning goals and be willing to take risks with their
work and accept criticism in a constructive manner;
• meet the criteria established by the mentor described above; and
• be a member of FUSION.