a-n Coaching Bursaries


As part of a-n’s commitment to supporting artists’ professional development, the network is offering a-n members remote access to a series of coaching sessions with a coach accredited through the a-n Visual Arts Coaching Course.

Who can apply: a-n Artist members, Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser), Arts Organiser members.
: 3 x 1 hour fully subsidised coaching sessions with an accredited coach.
: Coaching sessions will start in November 2019 and take place over 3-6 months. When each session takes place is for you and your mentor/coach to decide.
Deadline for applications:
 12 noon, Thursday 12 September 2019.


The a-n Coaching programme is a strand of professional development support for a-n members. Since 2016, a-n has trained 20 Artist and Arts Organiser members as accredited coaches through our Visual Arts Coaching Course in partnership with RD1st. We are now working with these coaches to offer the benefits of coaching to the wider a-n membership.

Coaching sessions are offered remotely, with contact by either phone or video calling software, making sessions flexible and accessible. Each of the 3 sessions will last 1 hour and will be undertaken over 3-6 months.

Alongside this coaching opportunity, a-n is also offering a one-year Mentoring programme. Mentoring and coaching are sometimes discussed as though they are interchangeable, but this isn’t the case.

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