Soho House Mentorship Program
Applications for the next cohort are open until May 31, 2023.
A PROJECT-BASED MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Take your passion and purpose to new heights
What is the Soho House Mentorship Program?
Soho House Mentorship is a free, self-paced, 12-week program. You will be able to develop a project idea you’re passionate about and be matched with a world-class mentor who will support you throughout the process.
Who is eligible to join?
If you are a creative, 18 – 30 years old, and based in Mumbai or Hong Kong, apply now and bring your project idea to life. You must be of legal drinking age in these cities at the time of application.
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What do you need to join?
You will need to pitch a creative project idea. You can check out what past mentees did here. Mentors who will be matched with you are from diverse industries such as advertising, architecture, event management, entrepreneurship, fashion, film, interior design, marketing, photography, TV production, writing, and technology.
OUR PREVIOUS COHORT’S MENTORS
What's in it for you
Get a sought-after year-long membership at Soho House
Gain access to creative leaders in the Soho House network
Learn business tactics from the industry’s best through professional development workshops
Build genuine, lifelong friendships with your fellow mentees
How the program works
As a mentee, you must be present in Hong Kong or Mumbai from Mid July to Mid October, 2023. We highly encourage mentees to enjoy Soho House by utilizing the space for their meetings, but the program is designed to be flexible and self-paced. You are expected to attend workshops and to meet with your mentor every two weeks at your agreed schedule. The time investment is typically 50 – 70 hours for the entire program.
Stories that inspire
The world isn’t fair, but for others, the scales are tipped so unfavorably that they almost disappear. Terenia Puspita, a domestic helper in Hong Kong, knows the feeling all too well. In an effort to shine a light on her community, she created a short film called The Thin Line under the mentorship of Louise Wong, the founder and creative director of Creative City. With Louise’s guidance, Terenia captured the mental struggles of Hong Kong’s migrant workers in a profoundly poignant manner, delivering a message that doesn’t just hit home, but also resonates well beyond its intended audience. For one glorious moment, all of us were seen.
An Emerging Artist
In pursuit of art, one needs to face one’s own fears. For Natalie Ng, a Creative Media and Advertising student at the Open University of Hong Kong, said fears stemmed from feelings of self-doubt. With award-winning illustrator Jonathan Jay Lee guiding her, however, Natalie gained the confidence to draw a brighter future for herself.
Her first project: A comic book featuring Avonatie, an original character that mirrors her own curiosity about the world. In 12 weeks, Natalie didn’t just complete the challenge; she also made her formal debut as an artist in a mini exhibit at Soho House Hong Kong.
A Future Best-selling Novelist
Words have weight and Karina Lao is using that power to tell the story of an LGBTQ couple in traditional and conservative Hong Kong. Under the experienced tutelage of South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu, Karina was able to bring to life characters she’s had inside her and a story she’s wanted to share for so long to a wider audience.
All throughout the 12 weeks, she felt constantly inspired to create and improve her storytelling skills. By the end of the program, she had a noteworthy excerpt in her hands, the pages of which might just be in tomorrow’s next best seller.
Apply for the 2023 cohort
Submit your application by May 31st, 2023.