Mentoring and Creative Support
Creative mentoring for neurodivergent artists & creative practitioners
Supporting neurodivergent professionals to aim high
and create sustainable, enjoyable careers in the arts.
I am an artist with over ten years experience in the arts including exhibiting, curating, invigilating, fundraising and teaching. I'm also neurodivergent and have experienced many of the common challenges facing
I can help you identify and reach your creative goals. I will encourage you and offer practical support if needed.
As your mentor my job is to listen, encourage and support.
Interested? Got questions?
Need more info?
scroll down for my fees and testimonials from past and present mentees.
Why have a mentor?
I know as well as anyone how hard it can be to forge a career in the arts and that it can be doubly hard if you are a neurodivergent person dealing with the extra challenges that our brains bring us.
My own mentor was amazing, he helped me find my self confidence as an artist and challenged me to reach for bigger goals. Since then I have been fortunate to have more mentoring at different stages in my art career, including support to gain funding which helped me to take the leap into working full-time as an artist.
A mentor is like your cheerleader, encouraging you, wanting the best for you as well as offering practical advice.
All my mentors have helped me aim higher and be more positively ambitious about my practice. The best of them have seen my potential and encouraged me to try things I would never have imagined possible and I want to do that for other people.
I am committed to a personal practice of lifelong learning and I will continue to seek out the expertise and support of other mentors so that I will be a better mentor myself. After all, we all do better when we support each other.
'It's such a breath of fresh air working with ...kruse. As we are both neurodivergent she just gets me and has been providing effective & friendly guidance throughout my research and development project.'
Gaia Redgrave - artist
"You are an amazing mentor, I love working with you!"
Alabama13 - artist
'...kruse's mentoring is enabling and inspiring: she is able to bring structure to my thoughts and ideas and unearth my confidence to move forward with clarity'
Rachel Henaghan - artist
"Yipeee, you've got Top Gun and the X Factor when you've got ...kruse on board"
Booker T - photographer
"You have been so instrumental to getting me to the stage of even considering ACE Funding let alone applying!! You've been an amazing mentor!"
Alison - artist
What it costs:
If you are interested in working with me, I offer everyone an introductory, free 20 minute video call.
During this session we can see if we will be compatible & also explore options
for funding mentoring costs if necessary.
1 hour session online via Zoom or Facetime : £35
1/2 hour online session : £17.50
(I am happy to send you written or voice message notes. These cost an extra £7.50 )
If you have any questions please get in touch using the contact form below.
I look forward to meeting you.
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