Mentorship for Individual Artists

As someone with multiple minority experiences, I understand the importance of visibility, cultural plurality and equality. I am passionate about how the arts can help us reconnect to each other and ourselves. I believe in the power of stories— that hearing others’ stories and articulating our own are powerful avenues to creating meaningful change in our society. 

When I’m looking to revisit the values that guide my work, these are some of the books I keep coming back to: Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire,  What’s the Story? by Anne Bogart, Brainlash by Dr. Gail Denton, and  Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott.

How I can help


  • Provide feedback on a funding application
  • Be a confidential and trustworthy sounding board as you creatively develop your work across 1-12 months
  • Provide strategic guidance and support on funding, project development and producing
  • Be a supportive outside perspective to the artistic development of your project
  • Support you to expand your networks, locally and internationally

Previous and current artist mentees:

Thank you so much for all your initial help and for giving me the confidence to actually put pen to paper. I couldn’t have done it without you.

– Jade Byrne, actress and writer of Pricks.

Shannon became both my torch and compass during this literary journey, shedding light when I was in darkness and giving direction when at times I felt lost.

–William Johnston on his play ’The Starman, the Superhero and the Wizards’ (QUB Renal Arts Group).

Mentoring by Shannon Yee was a positive, nurturing environment where her artistic experience and creativity offered unique insight and supportive encouragement to feel confident to build my own artistic practice and give voice to my vision. Having worked with Shannon since the beginning of my first creative project she was vital in giving it wings, direction and support.

Jamie Starboisky, queermedia.org.uk; Therese & Peta: A Tale of Two Spirits