Foundation Mentorship Program 2020/2021

  • Call for submissions
  • Mentorship
  • Winnipeg, MB

Website MAWA

deadline: May 6, 2020

The Foundation Mentorship Program (FMP) has been the core of MAWA’s programming activities since 1985. Artists who have gone through the FMP describe it as having been “pivotal,” “transformative” and “life changing.” It is designed to help women and non-binary people in the visual arts develop skills and define their decision-making philosophies by providing information, resources and support. It is a year-long program in which established artists (mentors) meet individually with their mentees for 4 hours per month to share their experience, expertise and advice. The entire FMP group meets for 3 hours each month for critiques, discussion, gallery visits and other activities.

Deadline: May 6, 2020 at 4pm
For all women and non-binary visual artists.

September 2020 – August 2021

The 2020 -2021 Mentors are:

Lori Blondeau
Nasrin Himada
Andrea Oliver Roberts
Suzie Smith
Tricia Wasney

FREE to apply. $300 fee if you are selected for the program. Must be a current MAWA member. For all women and non-binary visual artists

Applicants are selected based on the quality and potential of the artwork submitted, the emerging artist’s willingness to dedicate time to the program, and the mentor’s ability to work with the emerging artist through a shared medium or conceptual interest. Mentors choose their mentees.

Potential mentees of all adult ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. . Students are not eligible. If you have applied before and were unsuccessful, consider revisiting your application and the quality of your images and applying again. Note that demand for this program far outstrips available spaces. Sometimes the mentors agree that an artist’s work is excellent, but they do not feel that they have the specific skills or experience to help that artist. Another year, another mentor might select you.

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