Mentoring for Traditional Arts Organisations - A Way Ahead?

8 September 2014

Author: Jo Miller for Traditional Music Forum

The Traditional Music Forum (TMF) has published a report into a pilot mentoring project within the Scots Music Group (SMG) in Edinburgh which ran for 11 months from August 2013 until June 2014. The report offers an insight into the practical implications of implementing a mentoring programme within the cultural sector.

The report concludes that mentees felt that:

  • they benefited from one-to-one and group meetings;
  • they found mentoring to be an accessible way of improving skills;
  • they felt that mentoring could help with communication within their organisation and strengthen the development of a community of reflective practitioners in and beyond it.

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