Wicklow County Council is delighted to announce the much-anticipated return of the Artist One-to-One Coaching Sessions. The application window opens on Tuesday, 6th February, and the deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 19th March, at 4 pm.
These personalised coaching sessions offer artists a unique opportunity to engage in a profound process rooted in deep listening and active reflection. Designed to foster personal, professional, and artistic growth, the sessions provide a secure and open environment for artists to explore their experiences, aspirations, and potential areas for development. Through this collaborative journey, participants can identify goals, create informed and sustainable plans, and gain the confidence to realise their strategies.
Open to artists at any career level, the initiative aims to provide direction, energy, and creative resilience for those seeking positive change and growth in their artistic journey.
Past participants have praised the impact of the Artist One-to-One Coaching Sessions, with one expressing how it "helped to clear away the fog to see where I am and how I might proceed from here." Another shared that the coaching "taught me how to set boundaries with my time, recognise my worth as an artist, and find a new voice within my work."
This year's panel of coaches features the return of seasoned professionals: Katherine Zeserson, a strategic advisor, coach, facilitator, artist, and educator; Susan Coughlan, an independent facilitator, coach, and arts consultant; Helen Meany, arts writer, arts consultant, and coach; and Paula Phelan, arts consultant and founder of Traverso Coaching and Training.
Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr Aoife Flynn Kennedy, emphasised the crucial role the Artist One-to-One Coaching Sessions can have in building the confidence and capacity of artists and arts professionals in the county.
Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council, Emer O’Gorman, said she welcomed “the return of the coaching sessions. This artist support service offered by Wicklow County Arts Office has had a significantly positive impact on enabling artists to find direction, energy, and creative resilience, thereby enhancing the overall quality of the artistic ecology of Wicklow.”
Applications are now open and interested artists are encouraged to submit their applications before the deadline for this invaluable opportunity to enrich their artistic journey. The coaching is free and subsidised by Wicklow County Council and the Arts Council.
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 19th March at 4pm.
For more information and to apply, please visit www.wicklowcoco.ie