Sample Questions to Ask Mentees

  1. Describe your art practice: what inspires you to create? What are your processes/ motivations/ sources? How has your work evolved?
  2. What do you hope to get from the mentorship? What are your expectations of working with a mentor?
  3. How much time do you spend on your art practice? Are there constraints that inhibit your practice?
  4. Have you received feedback or criticism of your work and how have you dealt with it? Please give an example.
  5. Where do you want your art practice to be in 5 years? Do you have goals for your practice?
  6. What skills and qualities are you looking for in a mentor?
  7. Have you applied to or are you enrolled in other programs during the period of the mentorship?