Mischief Makers Mentorship

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Mischief Makers is an ongoing online group creative mentorship programme led by me, Rata Gordon.

This programme is for artists of all stripes to connect with their creative power, make traction on their creative projects and connect with fellow creative weirdos.

Are you a Mischief Maker? This programme is for you if:

  • You really want to stay connected to your mischievous & creative life force, but you keep getting side-tracked by other people’s stupid demands life.

  • You have creative projects (maybe writing, visual or performance art) that you are desperate to be making traction on, but no-one else is holding you accountable for them (so they keep falling by the wayside). You want an easy way to stay in the flow.

  • You’re sick of being so serious all the time and are ready to make a commitment to more play (and you know the world needs it).

  • You’re craving a community of other mischief makers — a space where you can keep showing up and be as real, as sensitive and as wayward as you are.

Sound like you?

When you sign up, you’ll get access to:

  • Three live sessions each month

    These will happen via Zoom and will be mixture of group mentorship, creative activation practices and working in real time on your own mischievous projects.

  • Artist dates and an online forum

    Artist dates with other mischief makers plus an online forum so you can grow new connections, cross-pollinate and inspire each other.

  • 1:1 Mentorship

    One 1:1 mentorship session with Rata every 3 months to supercharge your process, and the option of adding more 1:1 support if you need it.

  • Helpful resources

    A growing library of resources, tools and wild cards to keep your stream of consciousness moving in interesting directions.

I want this programme to keep you in connection with your passion projects — you know the ones! Those things that are really important to you, that you struggle to make time for on your own.

There will be space for new inspiration, community connection, and time to actually work on the things that matter to you.

All you’ll need to do is show up.

You in? Here are the practical details:

  • Applications are open now to start in August 2024. If you miss this, you won’t be able to join until November.

  • Zoom sessions will happen on Fridays 10am-11:30am New Zealand time. They will happen on the first three Fridays of the month (holiday days may affect this, but I’ll give you plenty of notice).

  • The cost is $198 per month. You can pay upfront or in installments.

  • The minimum commitment is three months.

  • You’ll get one 1:1 session with me every three months. You can add more for additional cost.

Sign me up!


  • What will happen in the live sessions?

    It will be a mixture of group mentorship, creative activation practices, and working in real time on the projects that matter to you.

  • Other people are scary. How will the artist dates work?

    Each month you'll be buddied up with another person in the programme, to creatively connect with. You'll be offered guidance about how to structure this.

  • What's the online forum? Do I have to?

    We'll experiment with a Telegram group to start with and see how that goes. We might shift to a different platform in a few months. Participation is encouraged, but totally optional.

  • I really want to be there, but I don't have the funds 😔

    Talk to me! Payment plans and partial scholarships are available. Preference is given to people who belong to historically marginalised groups based on race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality and disability.

  • But Rata, I’m not into Zoom. Will this work for me?

    Only you can answer that. If possible, it might help to find a fellow mischief maker who wants to do the sessions in the same physical space as you.

  • Got more questions?

    Ask me.

Register now