15-25 ENYAN New initiative offers emerging artists support through corporate mentoring and exhibitions

Inspired by model used by law firm Clyde and Co, the scheme will offer professional mentoring and exhibition opportunities to recently graduated and emerging artists.

newplatform.art – which was launched at the Oxo Gallery, London, with speakers including the artist Richard Wentworth – expands on a model first used by the Clyde & Co Art Awards, facilitated by the international law firm Clyde & Co.

Over the last five years the group has supported over 200 emerging artists, and are now scaling up activities to a national and international level.

Companies that take part in newplatform.art will be offered support in selecting final-year graduating artists from one or more partner art school. Selected artists will then be invited to show work in their corporate offices for one year.

The artists will be paid to display their work and will be given the opportunity to sell their work at the end of the year. They will also be offered professional development workshops, creative entrepreneurship opportunities, and individual, tailored support.

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