Become an ACED Mentee

We’re keen to hear from young creatives (18 – 30) living in East Devon interested in making a career in the arts – whether you’re just starting out or you’re a more established creative wanting to take your career to the next level, we would love to hear from you.  

  • Learn from successful and experienced ACED members 
  • Evaluate and set your goals identifying key stepping stones to achieve these 
  • Have a sounding board to explore new ideas 
  • Gain confidence and learn skills 
  • Find new opportunities and overcome challenges 
  • Up to 6 hours of free mentoring over a 6-month period (March – Aug 2024 or Oct – March 2025) 

To apply, please complete the mentee application form and return to aced@eastdevon.gov.uk by 29 February 2024.

Our ACED mentors have been selected from a pool of successful cultural practitioners who are based in East Devon and are members of ACED. All understand the challenges of forging a creative career and the value of an impartial sounding board. 

Mentees will be paired with a mentor in March 2024 following an informal interview with our Cultural Producer.

We hope to assign all eligible applicants a mentor, but it depends on which creative discipline mentees are looking for.

More information on the ACED Mentoring Programme.