Call for Applications: Year-long Mentorship Program, Sept.2012- Sept.2013
The Foundation Mentorship Program is a year-long program in which senior artists share their experience with developing artists. It is designed to help women in the visual arts develop skills and define their decision-making philosophies, and to provide access to the information, resources and support they need to realize their goals. In addition to a one-on-one relationship with a mentor, the program provides a peer group for the mentees through group meetings. Mentors meet with their mentees individually for 5 hours per month, and the entire group meets for 3 hours monthly for critiques, discussion, gallery visits and other activities. Applicants are selected based on the quality and potential of the work submitted, the emerging artist’s willingness to dedicate time to the program, and the mentor’s ability to work with the emerging artist because of mutuality of practice or conceptual framework. Successful applicants will be charged a $300 fee for the program. There is no fee to apply, although you must be a MAWA member. Students are not eligible. Thanks to Kim Fullerton at Akimbo, two bursaries of $250 each will be available to successful applicants to help offset the cost of registration. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Wood, Program and Administrative Coordinator, at 949-9490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.