We have a pool of around 70 Creative Mentors and growing. Our Creative Mentors are artists, creative practitioners and creative professionals who work within the arts and cultural sector and have been for many years.
Their arts practices cover a wide range of art forms including but not limited to:
- Visual arts (including drawing, painting, illustration, graffiti, design, sculpture, pottery, ceramics, fashion design, textiles etc.)
- Performing arts (including music, dance, drama, theatre, musical theatre etc.)
- Written and verbal arts (including creative writing, poetry and spoken word etc.)
- Digital arts (including photography, filmmaking, games design, animation etc.)
- Outdoor arts (including sculpture, forest school etc.)
As well as many other skills like cookery, baking, den-making, pyrotechnics, circus skills, movement, sports based activities, interior design, curation, skate boarding etc.
Prior to joining our Creative Mentor pool, our Creative Mentors must provide a clear enhanced DBS check (preferably part of the government’s update service), current Public Liability Insurance, 2 satisfactory references as well as Business Insurance.
All of our Creative Mentors go through a robust training programme with us at The Mighty Creatives. This includes sessions delivered by ourselves, The Amber Factory and Well Within Reach:
- An Introduction to the Lived Lives of Children in Need and in Care
- The Power of Child-led One-One Creative Learning
- Empowering Children and Young People’s Voices Through Your Creative Practice
- A Deeper Dive Into Creative Mentoring
- Safeguarding and Best Practice in 1:1 Scenarios (Including Information Sharing)
- An Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice and The Vulnerable Brain
- Measuring the Impact of Your Creative Practice
We also provide Safeguarding Briefings and ongoing training throughout the year that responds to the needs of the Creative Mentors and children and young people.
Our Creative Mentors also have bespoke access to the support of Educational Psychologists. Our partnering Ed Psych teams (from Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils) provide 1:1 and group professional supervision that are safe, dynamic and solution-focused.
If you’d like to become a Creative Mentor contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, keep an eye on our opportunities page for live recruitment rounds.