During the summer of 2020 Caraboo Projects initiated ‘brb…’ an open call for an online mentoring programme which paired six emerging artists with six mid-career artists or curators to have conversations offering support and advice around their practice. There was specific encouragement for those that had found a way into art making via a non-traditional route, as a consequence 50% of the mentees had not been to art school but were all making significant strides in their work.
This year brb… has teamed up with The Garage a dedicated space that offers artists the freedom to explore, experiment and test out their work & ideas through individual residencies. With the support of The Garage we have been able to offer each mentee a micro-residency lasting a week. Running Monday – Friday of the last week of each month (beginning in March) each mentee will have a week to use the space in whatever way they see fit, with the chance of a presentation on the Saturday. They will be supported by brb… programme leader Phil Root to explore their practice.
We would like to thank Arts Council England for supporting the first phase of brb… and to Helen Acklam Director of The Garage for facilitating the residencies.
During each residency the artists will also be invited to take over the Caraboo Instagram.