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May 13, 2022

Foundation Mentorship Program 2022/2023

Hosted by MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art

The Foundation Mentorship Program (FMP) is a professional training program designed to help women and non-binary, trans and Two-Spirit woman-identifying people in the visual arts develop skills and define their decision-making philosophies by providing information, resources and support. In this year-long professional training program, 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. We anticipate that the program will take place in person in keeping with public health rules.

Applicants will be 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. 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. Another year, another mentor might select you.

Potential mentees of all adult ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Students are not eligible. There is no fee to apply, and a free one-year membership to MAWA will be granted to every applicant. If you require accommodations such as ASL for the application process or the program itself, MAWA will endeavour to make them. Please contact Adriana at programs@mawa.ca.

Successful applicants will be charged $300 for the program. If finances are a barrier, please contact MAWA staff. 

Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2022 at 12:00pm


MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art

611 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1E1, Canada

Phone number: (204) 949-9490

Email: info@mawa.ca

Mandate: Mentoring Artists for Women's Art encourages and supports the intellectual and creative development of women in the visual arts by providing an ongoing forum for education and critical dialogue. Vision: All people in the visual arts have full access to opportunities and achieve equal representation. Mission: MAWA empowers women, non-binary, trans and 2-Spirit woman-identifying people in the visual arts, and fosters their practices and professional development by providing diverse programming within a supportive community.