Any AIR member in good standing can apply to work with a mentor for one-on-one support of four hours. AIR staff will guide and “match” an accepted mentee with a mentor that best suits their goals for the mentorship.
AIR members are asked to contribute a mentorship fee of up to $500. Limited scholarships are available for those in need of support in order to access this benefit. AIR’s Mentorship program benefits both emerging producers still developing as well as veteran producers seeking to refine and enhance their repertoire of tools.
For more information on the mentorship program, please contact AIR's Deputy Director Tran Vu at [email protected].
Please submit an application at the following link:
I just joined AIR. How soon before I can apply for a mentorship?
How can I apply for a mentor?
How long in between mentorships do I have to wait before participating again?
I received a travel stipend from AIR to attend a conference or workshop within the last two years. Am I still eligible to receive mentorship support?
Do I have to have a specific project that I’m working on in order to receive mentoring?
What if I don’t live near an AIR mentor?
Do I have to pay for this?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, AIR is waiving all mentorship fees so that all mentees can participate. All mentors will be paid.
We are asking those who are able to consider a donation to the Freelance Audio Fund (https://www.freelanceaudio.fund/). 100% of donations will go back to freelancers.
How much time do we have to complete the mentorship?
Who is responsible for getting in touch and ensuring that the mentorship moves forward?
What if I have trouble reaching my mentor or mentee?
How long does it take for AIR to find a match for me?
How can I become a mentor?
AIR gives precedence to members in good standing but welcomes anyone interested to apply. Our priority, however, is to establish the strongest match between mentor and mentee.