MAWA strives to be accessible and relevant to diverse artistic populations with diverse needs, particularly to Indigenous, Rural, New Immigrant and Artist Mother communities. A diversity of programming led by a diversity of presenters (of practice and background), helps to create a welcoming environment for all women at MAWA.
“They build bridges. That’s what MAWA does and that’s what’s really important. They build those bridges so they can link with other communities and I think that’s important.”
– Leah Fontaine, Past MAWA Mentee
“Living in an area isolated from the contemporary arts community limited me in artistic scope. The mentoring process and the interaction with other artists enabled me to think differently about what my art could be. They gave me permission to be an artist.”
– Shirley Brown, Artist Past MAWA Mentee and Mentor