As part of their commitment to supporting artists’ livelihoods, a-n are offering 14 fully funded places on the a-n Visual Arts Coaching Course with Relational Dynamics 1st (RD1st). Attendance at the 8-day course in Lancaster will be supported by a bursary of up to £400 for attendance expenses.
Last year 16 artists completed the coaching course with RD1st, an organisation that specialises in training people from all professions and backgrounds to be coaches.
The 2017 artist-coaches’ experience gave a strong indication of the positive impact becoming an accredited coach can have on their practice and potential, and on the benefits it could have within their extended professional networks.
“The course was very, very good. Never before have I learnt so much about myself as well as gaining so many new skills in such a short period of time. It has changed my outlook on life and has changed my life for the better… I have started coaching 6 artists.” - Dorian Jose Braun, a-n Visual Arts Coaching Course 2017 alumni.
Coaching provides a supportive, challenging and dedicated framework for ‘extraordinary thinking’. Successful coaching releases insight, know-how and untapped creativity in an individual, and within groups. It can bring vital support to those seeking change, a shift in gear and renewed focus.
During this course you will undergo coaching which will enable you to access and process thoughts and ideas that will challenge perceived barriers and map out a route to change and development, while also training to become an accredited coach capable of offering others the same opportunity in future.
Following course completion all newly accredited coaches share their experience of coaching by delivering 8 free coaching sessions (usually 4 sessions for 2 people) to artists within their peer group or network within their first year as a coach.
Deadline: 3pm, Monday 29 January 2018
Full information on how to apply can be found here.