Become a Mentor

Give back to Nashville’s creative community by sharing your experiences as a Periscope mentor

Periscope is our 6-week intensive artist entrepreneur training program. Find out more here.

What will the relationship look like?

These pairings are intended to be one-on-one relationships that support Periscope artists in implementing the tools they learned during the training portion. Mentors will help program graduates to build a strategy for their creative business through regular contact via phone, Skype, or in-person.

Why have others agreed to serve as mentors? Former mentors shared:

“I wanted to help up and coming artists in the community.”

“I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to see how I could impart some of the lessons I’ve learned in my own career as a nonprofit arts professional.”

“I love the Nashville arts community and am so proud to be a part of it. I am always eager to find ways to contribute”

What might I enjoy about this experience? Former mentors shared:

“Forming a relationship with an awesome human being!”

“Getting to hear the dreams of my mentee.”

“Providing insights and feedback and being able to share expertise and lessons learned.”

If you’d like to serve as a Periscope mentor, please email