Café Art’s Photography Mentoring Group is an extension of our MyLondon project/ competition and is run by volunteers of the Royal Photography Society (RPS) and uses digital cameras provided by Fujifilm UK.
Participants are taught how to use digital SLR cameras, composition, lighting as well as fortnightly photography tours. They have been successful in getting multiple paid commissions, including events at the Facility of Public Health and a commissioned set of photographs for the 171 rooms in the Qbic Hotel.
In 2020 and early 2021 the group has been running online through weekly contests.
If you are interested in joining the mentoring group, then please contact us!
Big thank you to the Santander Foundation who awarded us a grant of £5,000 for the development of the RPS Mentoring Group. This has helped us get a new computer, new software and the printing and framing for upcoming exhibitions!
Café Art started the art mentoring programme with startup funding from OATH in 2018. Run by artist Geraldine Crimmins, who has experienced homelessness, the programme was run remotely in 2020 with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.
Through this programme Geraldine offers bespoke support, and one on one consultations to those wishing to pursue a career in the arts. We understand that there are many factors that can impact people’s ability to chase their artistic dreams so we work closely and holistically with each artist.
Examples of the kind of support Geraldine offers include; organising exhibitions, social media set up and advice, finding appropriate educational opportunities and much more! If you are interested in in this programme please email us on