Are you a student or artist trying to break into the industry? If so Portfolio Surgery is for you!
Your chance to have a one on one chat with an industry professional!
Applications are now closed!
Your chance for a personal consultation with a senior industry professional for advice about your portfolio, presenting your work in interviews and what potential employers will be looking for when you’re pitching for jobs
25 x 20-minute ‘surgeries’ that will take place during The Prosthetics Event on November 17th
How to Apply
Please fill in the contact form below
In order to apply for a surgery place you must:
• Be coming to the event and have bought a ticket
• Have a portfolio to show
• Be contactable by mobile at the event
Will be made completely at random
If you’ve been chosen we’ll notify you via email by the end of the day 2nd November 2018
If you haven’t heard from us by then, unfortunately you won’t have been selected
What Happens Next?
In order to take up the place you will need to:
• Quote your event ticket number upon accepting
• Register in person by 10am on the day
• Be contactable by mobile phone at the event
Portfolio Surgery at the 2016 event in full swing
Here’s what past Portfolio Surgery participants have to say…
“I had an amazing opportunity at The Prosthetics Event to speak with Rob Mayor for the Portfolio Surgery. Rob was immensely helpful and after that day I had re-organized my portfolio to put my best work forward. After interviewing for a position for a work study at the Banff Theatre and showing my book, I landed the job this summer!! I also got a chance to go to a union meet and greet and was able to show my portfolio to various members. I was able to network and I landed work on various TV series’. Thanks so much to Rob for all his advice!”
Faye Crasto Canada 2014
“The Portfolio Surgery is one of a kind, the team initiated a meeting for me with artist Cliff Wallace, as part of the Surgery I was fortunate to converse in a one to one discussion with Cliff regarding my portfolio and where I would like to triangulate my strengths and interests. I couldn’t be more grateful for the first hand; educated advice I received which has already made a dramatic difference to my aspirations and understanding how to take a concept, from design to physicality and let it loose into new imaginative minds.”
Kieran Meadows UK 2015
An educator’s perspective on Portfolio Surgery…
“I thought Portfolio Surgery was excellent. The challenge was ‘how can I help? How can I in every instance help the person to move forwards’. I talked to one girl who had done mostly face painting, which I advised her to move on from and concentrate on sculpture which she had done one piece of, so we looked at what she had done physiologically and how she could develop that. All the folios were hugely different. When the participants have that look in their eye where a little light bulb has gone on above their heads, you know what that moment is and you think ‘Aha, I have helped you today!’ It’s a brilliant thing and I came away thinking, well that was great!”
Gary Pollard Portfolio Surgery 2015