Professional Development & Mentor Programme

Francesca Maffeo Gallery is dedicated to nurturing every aspect of an artist’s career, and recognises that support and advice is not limited to the review of portfolios and projects. 

Our professional development sessions are recommended take place over a minimum of three one-hour sessions, longer term programmes can be devised on request.

 We can develop sessions to support the following:

  • Designing and creating a website

  • Understanding editions and pricing your work

  • Self-publishing a photography book

  • Critical writing in support of a project and writing artist’s statements

  • Mentoring a specific project

  • Preparing press releases and marketing/submitting work for publication




Sessions are priced at £150 (comprising 3 x 1-hour sessions)

Students are eligible for a 20% discount

Booking Information

Email:  education@francescamaffeogallery

Call: +44 (0) 1702 345005 or +44 (0) 7970846497

Workshops are bookable in advance and can take place on a day and time to suit your needs. We are also able to take group bookings by request.

Bespoke Courses

The gallery can provide bespoke professional development courses to suit your specific needs, simply email or call the gallery direct for further information and advice.

Student Surgeries

Our student surgeries are dedicated to students studying Art or Photography in Further and Higher Education. 

These 1-1 tutorial sessions are designed to support the individual needs of the student as they navigate university applications, final projects and dissertations. Our surgeries are interactive, with students producing work in response to guidance given during a session.         

Surgeries provide a fully bespoke programme covering a range of needs, including:

Higher Education and Postgraduate Applications: providing support throughout the application process, usually through UCAS or directly to the institution. This includes the completion of forms, personal statement writing and an appraisal of a portfolio if required. 

Dissertation/Essay Supervision: offering initial guidance on themes and proposals, to the full supervision of a complete essay

Practical Development Workshops: providing guidance on practical approaches to a major project, advice on research methods, support in developing your project proposal, and reviewing work in progress.



Surgery sessions are charged at £35 per hour


Booking Information


Sessions are bookable in advance and can take place on a day and time to suit your needs.

A minimum of 3 sessions is recommended in order for students to review, respond and produce work