Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Mentorship Program pairs emerging artists with established artists to take part in a ten-month mentorship from September to June. Focusing on supporting the goals and ambitions of emerging artists throughout the province, mentors may be asked to provide support in any one or more of the following areas: proposal development for exhibitions, grant writing assistance, artist statement development, technical advice, critiques, thematic development, networking, and budgeting. Over the course of the program, mentors will meet with mentees individually at least once a month, and additionally four times as a group, with the program culminating in a group exhibition.
The benefits and impact of the program rely on participants’ enthusiasm, openness and initiative in the program and their commitment to the development of their artwork.
Acknowledging the lack of diversity in our Mentorship Program in the past, we will give special consideration to artists who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) as well as artists from rural areas of Nova Scotia.
View the full call for applications, including program information, application requirements, and eligibility click here. For more information on the program including past participants please visit: http://www.visualarts.ns.ca/programs/mentorship-program/
The deadline for applications is Monday, July 16 at 9:30am.
By investing intensely in a few dedicated individuals each year, the Mentorship Program contributes to the overall strength and sustainability of the visual arts community in Nova Scotia.
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