The Artists' Mentor with
Dinner for Breakfast present

artist mentoring  
VIRTUAL residency Program

Expressions of Interest now invited from
Mid-Career and Established Artists
in any creative discipline

Building a career. On Your Own Terms.

'I have found Katy Abbott to be focused, intuitive and generous as a mentor, deftly combining
professional skills with inner work to address the whole person and their creative life'.
Sarah, painter

‘Katy has an amazing gift for communicating intricate ideas in a very relatable way’
Craig, Product Design

‘'You will definitely come away with a sense of joy, promise and optimism, not to mention motivation
to do that soul stirring thing you know you are meant to be doing'.
Maureen, writer

'Katy cares deeply about the person behind the art, and is able to observe, assess, interpret and
comment upon many of the regular challenges artists face'.
Anne, musician


Yes, yes you can.

Dinner or Breakfast's tag is: 

Illuminate. Challenge. Change.

Change is possible because in Catapult there is nowhere to hide. When we partner together, we illuminate your unconscious drivers, challenge the norms of what a career 'should' look like and with full support, move forward with deliberate and aligned focus. Real change can happen quickly.

I celebrate your wins and support you in the mess.

This Program is not for everyone but I am enthused to work with those who are ready for a career and direction that feels exciting, is aligned with who they are and who want to explore what is possible for them. Artists who want traction and realise their magnificent potential.

I only work with artists who are a good fit for me and the program which is why it is by application only.

What is it 'costing' you not to address the frustrations and competing priorities in your life?

The Artists' Mentor

Artist Mentoring for mid-career and established artists who: 

  • Are high achievers but have a sense you are not reaching your potential
  • Are Photographer, Sculptors, Writers, Musicians, Cross-Collab Artists, Actors...
  • Want clarity in direction and trajectory 
  • Can write a symphony (or artistic equivalent) but struggle with boundaries clarity around money conversations at the beginning of a project.
  • Want a long-term career without burnout 
  • Want a career on your own terms but it doesn't feel possible
  • Are nuanced artists with a lot to contribute yet chronic people pleasers and/or perfectionists 
  • Want to follow your intuition but end up bowing to FOMO and/or FOPO (other people’s opinions)
  • Who want see to meaningful and significant shifts in how you show up in the world as an artist
  • Want to advocate better for yourself
  • Think you will be fine - you just need to get everything done first 
  • Feel you should be able to do better own their own 
  • Want robust self-worth so you can ask for what you are worth (and receive it) 
  • Your career looks good on paper but you suspect you are out of alignment 
  • Have had some significant success and want to deepen your practice 

  • I work with Artists who want to take themselves to the next level and beyond. 

  • Limited spots available (as I can only work deeply at this level with a few clients). The first round of CATAPULT 2022 sold out with a waitlist. Please express interest here to be the first to know when Catapult September Applications open in June. (I'm an organised kind-of-gal and I'd like to prioritise you and have you in my diary!)

  • As an experienced artist who's 'done the work and still doing the work in real time', reach out to me if you'd like to know more. CATAPULT Round 2 beings September 1, 2022.  
  • CATAPULT is a no BS yet very kind approach to having a long-term sustainable career without burnout.

“I help brilliant, creative, ‘quiet’ artists build clarity, momentum and impact in their career through support, transformative ideas and practical tools connecting who they are as a human to what they do within their artistic practice.

When they make this connection, it is incredibly exciting to see how easily their work can flow and how rich it becomes.

Building careers on their own terms.”

Dr Katy Abbott

'I had a pull to work with Katy, and once I started CATAPULT - 
I now know why. She is one intuitive cookie.'
Andrea, Hop Hop Artist