Artist Professional Development

Mark Devereux Projects provides professional development mentoring and advice sessions for artists. Working closely with the artist to plan each session or programme of sessions, we ensure a tailored service of information, advice and support.

Sessions could include (not limited to):
  • portfolio critiques
  • strategic planning (including 1, 3 and 5 year plans)
  • funding and fundraising advice
  • financial management
  • identifying audiences, commissioners and opportunities
  • making exhibition, commission or residency applications
  • developing marketing plans
  • writing an artist statement, biography and cv
  • project management
  • devising, curating and delivering exhibitions programmes
  • designing and publishing artist books
  • 1-hour session: £45
  • Half-day session (3-hours): £160
  • 3x half-day sessions over 3-months: £430
  • 6x half-day sessions over 6-months: £800

Other session lengths, including further in-depth programmes are available – please contact us for further information.

If you are interested in including a professional development provision within a funding or project application please contact us in advance of submitting and we will aim to support your application.

Sessions can either take place at the artist’s studio, at Mark Devereux Projects’ office in Salford, Greater Manchester or via Skype. If taking place outside of the centre of Manchester, travel expenses will apply in addition to the rates.

For further information and to book a session, please contact us.


“I recently completed a 6-month mentoring placement with Mark Devereux Projects which I found to be totally invaluable in shaping the development of my current arts practise. I worked with Mark over 6 individual sessions where we discussed and analysed my working practice, identified patterns and modes of working and eventually developed a strategic plan that I will carry forward over the next 12-18 months.

The whole process was invigorating from start to finish and I really enjoyed my time and the discussions we had. The process we went through made me look at the way I was working and what I wanted to say as an artist. It made me evaluate every aspect of my practice and re-aligned what I want to achieve with my work.

Working with Mark as a mentor was great as he was incredibly patient and professional and led me to make my own decisions impartially which I found to be incredibly important. I look forward to working with Mark Devereux Projects in the future and can’t recommend highly enough the mentoring and support that I received.”

James Bloomfield, artist

Image courtesy: Stephen Iles Photography