Creative Manitoba Professional Mentorship Program

Professional Mentorship Program


In the Careers in the Arts Professional Mentorship Program mentees choose a professional mentor to pair with for the 7-month mentorship program (October 3rd – April 28th for the 2022/23 program year). It is open to mentees age 19-29 who are residents of Winnipeg.

This unique mentorship program is catered to the mentee in their specific artistic discipline (creative, administrative or technical) and offers structured one-on-one tutelage from their chosen mentor, assistance and guidance for individual projects and work, volunteer and connection opportunities set up by the mentor, as well as the rare opportunity to meet and share across disciplines in monthly Mentorship Monday Share Nights.

It aims to build a connected relationship between the pair, working with a custom designed program plan created by them. This can include: work on specific projects, help/guidance in areas of struggle, working towards specific career goals, gaining specific skills, important conversations and support in career decisions, shadowing, providing opportunities to connect with others in the industry and much more!  *please note – for the year of the proposed pairing (2022-23), the mentee cannot be a registered student or an employee of the mentor. Contact the program director for details.

Program Commitments

Click here to download the 2022/23 full program dates & commitment details

  • Minimum of 5 hours/month direct 1:1 contact with mentee & mentor (35 hours total, minimum)
  • Respond promptly to monthly google form progress reports (requested beginning of every month)
  • Mentee additional commitments:
    1. 5 Hours/month independent, volunteer work (35 hours total, minimum)
      (suggestions/guidance/assistance for these hours provided by the mentor)
    2. Minimum of 15 hours total professional development (workshops, courses)
    3. Minimum of 5 hours total community connections/networking (suggested and set up by mentor)
    4. Minimum of 2 Mentorship Monday Share Nights (2nd Monday of every month)
    5. Attendance required at Creative Manitoba Creative Entrepreneurship Event March 11, 2023 (tbc)
  • Mentee & mentor attendance required at:
    1. Opening orientation (Monday, October 3, 2022)
    2. Final event celebration (Friday, April 28, 2023)


  • Mentees & Mentors will be required to become Creative Manitoba members at a cost of $15-$20, purchased prior to October 3, 2022
  • Mentors receive an honorarium of $2,000


Find out how to apply HERE.