WIFT Finland’s training was offered through its mentorship scheme which was one of the formats Womarts training could be offered. Mentoring is first and foremost a career coaching scheme provided by professionals to each other as peer support. The goal of mentorship is to support and assist the artist in their careers. The mentorship scheme helped artists and creative professionals in early or mid-career to find new direction and encouraged them to stay in their selected profession. Mentorship program helped to refine working methods, changed career attitudes and pushed the participant forward to find new ways to manage one’s career and promote creativity with the help of a more experienced professional. The mentorship program specifically aimed to improve employability and entrepreneurship by enabling the artist to make concrete career choices.
Womarts mentorship program 2020
Kari Kankaanpää (mentor) – Anne Karttunen (mentee)
Ami Lindholm (mentor) – Kaarina Uimonen (mentee)
Jani Pösö (mentor) – Anita Hyppönen (mentee)
Sari Aaltonen (mentor) – Sara Forsius (mentee)
Kari Kankaanpää (mentor) – Milja Aho (mentee)
Nunnu Karppinen (mentor) – Katri Aksola (mentee)
Paula Korva (mentor) – Anna-Maija Ihander (mentee)
Ilja Rautsi (mentor) – Emma Kiuru (mentee)
Alina Tomnikov (mentor) – Eevi Rola (mentee)
Total participants: 18
You can find more information about the mentorship scheme on the project website:
Training contents offered to the participants in the mentorship scheme.
Training Menu 1
Mentorship starting breakfast seminar – trainer Jenni Koski
Date: 14 February 2020
In the start-up seminar for Womarts mentorship cycle no 1, Jenni Koski introduced the Womarts further training program as part of mentorship in 2020. In addition, Jenni Koski lectured on the importance of mentorship process diaries that reflect the learning experiences of the participants.
TRAINER: JENNI KOSKI
Master of Arts (University of Joensuu) and Master of Creative Media (RMIT University), is a freelance filmmaker, producer and project manager in the arts and cultural sectors. Currently, Jenni Koski works as a project manager at an European large-scale project Wom@rts in which she has been developing further training programs for female creative practitioners together with Limerick School of Art and Design. Jenni Koski was a co-developer and leader of the IN FOCUS Incubator managed by Women in Film & Television Finland. Jenni Koski is a qualified vocational teacher (e.g. Omnia, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, among others) whose interest is building and developing the professional expertise of freelance creative practitioners in their project-based careers.