JUMP National Mentoring Program

For Artists

JUMP aimed to make an impact on the early stages of a participant’s career. Whilst working on an applied mentorship and creative project with a mentor who helps them jump to the next level, JUMP participants created networks, exchanged ideas and saw Australian art in a new light.

The program supported creative practitioners, producers, writers and curators who are in the first five years of their professional practice; in any of the Australia Council supported art forms.

JUMP is the National Mentoring Program for Young and Emerging Artists that directly supports the career development of artists aged 18-30 who are in the first five years of their professional practice, by providing mentoring opportunities with established professionals in their artform. Carclew was the South Australian delivery partner for this national program during its first three years.

JUMP artists receive funding for a creative concept, to be realised through a one on one relationship with their chosen mentor, and access to a range of professional development, showcasing and networking activities. 

The JUMP program aims to promote excellence in artistic practice across artforms, and facilitate pathways for geographically and culturally diverse artists, in order to identify and champion Australia’s next generation of arts industry leaders. 

Banner image: man jumping from a railing – Photo taken by Ben O’Sullivan