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Mentor, Page2Stage 2014

Job details

Printable Reality
3 Feb 2014
Auckland, National
Work type
Work classification
Performing Arts, Literature & Publishing


As the winner of “Page2Stage 2013” is packing bags to perform their work in UK, we are starting preparations for a bigger and better P2S 2014, and we are looking for four exceptional arts practitioners to be one of the Mentors for four extraordinary talented up-and-coming artist on the programme.

Are you an established writer, poet, spoken word artist; or maybe a recognised tutor, workshop leader, theatre practitioner or a well-known comedian, performance artist, dramatist, producer? Do you have skills necessary to inspire and guide a talented artist to the next stage of their career? We need YOU as one of our mentors for an exciting programme that will offer talented writers and spoken word artists mentorship and prizes for developing and performing new material!

Page2Stage 2014, an artist development programme, will provide a platform to educate and encourage writers and spoken word artists to write and perform a solo performance piece by teaming them up with experienced mentors. Plus, there will be a series of fun spoken word events and workshops culminating in one final showcase/prize-giving evening at the end of the series.

Being one of the four Mentors will give established writers/performers an opportunity to engage with the wider artistic community by sharing their knowledge and experience. For four talented Mentees on the Page2Stage programme this will be a life-changing experience and possibly the start of a new career.

The aim is for the mentees to learn how to write material that will be used towards creating their own 10-20 minute spoken word performance later in the year. The format can be anything - from a long poem, or group of poems to a monologue, musical, short theatre piece or a narrative. The Mentor and the Mentee get to choose the way they will complete the project and their method of work.

Application requirements for Page2Stage mentors:

1. Tell us about yourself- provide samples of recognised creative output: either published in print, digital formats, videoed routines etc; give us examples of where we will have seen you before.

2. Tell us why you would make a valuable Mentor for up-and-coming writers/performers.

Find out more about Page2Stage 2013 on our website or on our FB Page.

Please email your name, contact details, and application to our Project Coordinator:

Applications close Monday 3rd February 2014, 6pm.


Candidates from Auckland will be given priority, although a high profile tutors from NZ and internationally - especially NZ expats, or artist who previously worked on one of Printable Reality or Apples and Snakes projects will be considered.


*Mentors/Tutors must be able to run a workshop and participate in one live evening performance in person, or using online live-stream technology.

Panel will select four well respected artists as Mentors, and four talented, up- and-coming spoken word artist as their Mentees, by 15th February 2013.

When applying, please mark Wednesday 26th February, 6.30pm in your diary, when selected Mentors and Mentees will be paired and given initial instructions.

Panel Members TBC.

This is a paid opportunity.

Huge thank you to: Creative Communities NZ, Poetry/Spoken Word Art Trust NZ, Apples and Snakes London, PumpHouse, TAPAC and KawaiPurapura Retreat Centre. 


Key skills

Effective Communicator, Leadership, Willingness to share you knowledge

Written by

Printable Reality

18 Nov 2013