Pauline is able to offer highly skilled mentoring in different areas of participatory arts provision for both new and experienced arts practitioners in order to support quality of delivery, ongoing professional development and reflective practice.
She is also able to demonstrate tools for use in mentoring and supervision as a training package for those interested in developing skills as a mentor or supervisor.
Her work includes:
Mentoring arts practitioners who are delivering programmes for all ages in healthcare settings.
Mentoring singing and music leaders who are delivering participatory singing and music for older people in care and hospital settings and day settings.
Mentoring ‘Natural Voice’ practitioners who are running open singing groups, choirs or voice workshops in the community.
Mentoring ‘Natural Voice’ practitioners who are running singing groups, choirs or voice workshops specifically for vulnerable children or adults or people with special needs or health challenges.
Delivering trainings in how to use action learning methods and other similar tools as mentor or supervisor of other participatory music, singing or arts practitioners.
Pauline worked as music mentor for cARTrefu, an exciting Age Cymru led project delivering arts residencies in care homes across Wales. She mentored music practitioners through their care home residencies from March 2015 - July 2017.
In 2019 Pauline worked alongside 6 colleagues to design a new mentoring programme for community arts practitioners throughout Wales for ArtWorks Cymru. In 2020/2021 she delivered online mentoring sessions for 4 community musicians working in hospital settings for Swansea Bay Health Board Trust. The programme is to be extended from Spring 2022.
Pauline is always keen to network with other experienced arts practitioners in Wales in order to find ways of both continuing her own professional development and of supporting the development of high quality participatory arts provision thoughout Wales.
Many, many thanks for inspirational guidance, wonderful listening and an open heart
We tried two ‘action learning’ approaches to professional development, useful for local support networks. Thank you for an expertly run day.
The 2 different models of 'action learning' gave me food for thought about how to make the most of precious group time. It was great to meet other likeminded people, and also to draw upon the wide range of experience and skills amongst us. We are already contacting each other to shadow, share and sing together.