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Managing Director of Caridon Foundation selected as Mentor for NCJAA Professional Mentoring Scheme

Managing Director of Caridon Foundation, Sherrelle Collman, has been selected as Mentor for The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) Professional Mentoring Scheme.

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) Professional Mentoring Scheme provides individials with opportunities to develop professional skills and knowledge in the field of arts and criminal justice through a one-to-one mentoring relationship.

The scheme matches new and emerging practitioners who want to learn more and develop their career in arts and criminal justice with experts working in the field. Mentors provide a range of specialist guidance and support on using arts within the criminal justice system:

  • Professional guidance and ideas on career development – support and advice on the direction your career is taking
  • Networking opportunities – the chance to meet other professionals working in arts and criminal justice
  • Advice on training and professional development – support and advice around finding training opportunities and ways to develop your practice
  • Information on relevant events – find out about events and opportunities within the arts and criminal justice sector
  • Advice on running arts projects/programmes and organisations – support with specifics such as fundraising, evaluating and making the case for your arts project.

Former mentees have gone on to form their own arts organisation, secure funding for new projects and take up volunteering opportunities in prisons.

As part of this year’s scheme, NCJAA will also be offering a series of online masterclasses, covering everything from funding applications, to event management, to protecting your mental health and wellbeing. These sessions will be open to all mentors and mentees of the current scheme, as well as alumni of the programme.

Commenting on her success at being selected, Sherrelle Collman said: “I am thrilled to have been selected as a mentor and I am excited to volunteer my time to support my mentee on her professional journey and I hope my experience and guidance can have a positive impact.”