Impact Funded! Rising’s Creative Mentoring Programme

Building on the support awarded from the seed funding Rising Arts Agency is thrilled to announce that we have been successful in our application for Bristol City Council Impact Funding for our Creative Mentoring Programme.

Initiated via an application process, the Mentoring Programme will support a diverse mix of 12 young people from BAME communities and those with physical and learning disabilities over 2 years. Six young people per year will participate in a 6 month programme, offering them each 28 hours support:

  • 6 x monthly one to one mentoring meetings (12 hours)
  • 6 x monthly group skills workshops (12 hours)
  • 2 x peer support/networking sessions (4 hours)

In addition, networking provision will be offered via an online community for those who dislike/feel unable to attend group events “in person”.

At the end of each 6 months, participants will be offered the opportunity of showcasing their work on Rising’s web platform.

Outreach will begin in July, with the first intake starting in September. If interested in being involved please email us at  To keep up to date with the scheme, follow us on social media!