Arts Mentoring Programme

The Artist Mentoring project aims to provide a meaningful engagement with secondary school pupils and to inspire a sense of relationship between participating secondary school pupils and the NCAD.  The art and design students’ work with pupils in developing a contemporary scheme of artwork and in doing so also provides pupils with peer knowledge and information on the college, on the portfolio processes and what it means to be an art and design student.  The project concludes with an exhibition of the pupil’s artwork at the NCAD.  

More recently the Artist Mentoring project has been developed into a module and has been a core part of the Year 2 Art/Design Education student placment experience, thereby mainstreaming this important access initiative.